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Worlds Largest Mural…. The Polyforum

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David Alfarp Siquieros…

Back in the 60’s Industrialist Manuel Suarez  started looking for a site to build a major business and cultural center which became the World Trade Center of mexico City Within the Complex but separated from it was a building completely covered by a mural  painted by World reknowned Muralist David Alfaro Siquieros . Manuel Suarez himself had studied in the Art Academy of San Carlos, the oldest art school in Mexico. He was the same age as Siquieros and both had been veterans in the Mexican Revolution. The Geometric form of the building is a diamond shape supported by four coloumns.  It was a dream come true for Siquieros, the total integration of architecture, painting and sculpture. The mural is made with acrylic  paint  , each of its panels has different symbolic meanings depicting the expressions of man and nature. In it Siquieros portrays these themes:

  • The Leader – the World marches on
  • The Environment – the leafless tree and the tree reborn
  • The acrobats
  • The masses
  • Decalogue
  • Christ
  • Indigenous People
  • Dance
  • Mythology
  • The Mingling of Races
  • Music
  • The Atom

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The Mural is in a round room and you sit in a chair and the walls rotate around you.  An Amazing Mural that is a must see when in Mexico City.

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