Art Historian or Artist
Mode of Transportation:
VW Beetle convertible or VW classic Combi bus with a guide & driver
Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Secretaría de Educación Pública (SEP), Bellas Artes, Murals in the city center, La Roma and more.
Our 4-hour Murals & Street Art Tour will have you discover the complex journey Mexico undertook to break from its colonial past and define itself in the modern world. Through the historic murals of some of Mexico’s most important artists, and the contemporary graffiti and street art scene today, gain insight into the country’s past and present, its politics, its socio economic evolution, and ongoing struggle to forge itself a national identity.
During the course of our 4-hour Murals & Street Art Tour, plunge into Mexico City’s vibrant mural and street art scene from a historical/sociological/anthropological point of view, with an artist as a guide. Since the beginning of pictorial representation, painting has been an essential part of history and political story telling. Mexico is no exception. Soon after Mexico became an independent country, questions of national identity surfaced. After the revolution the notion of Mexican identity became a political priority. The government funded several artists, some of whom became, arguably, the most influential artists in Mexican history, known today as the big three (Siqueiros, Orozco, Rivera). During the course of our 4-hour tour, we will focus on how those artists introduced a sort of visual Mexican mythology that continues to have strong implications in the nation’s iconography and even in the street art scene today. Revolution; action and reactions, discover how public art reflects cultural realities and political intentions.
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