La raza (1994)

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La raza mural by Chuy Campusano


EvanEvan Posted 538 weeks ago.
This was Chuy Campusano's last mural before his death in 1997....a black-and-white scene filled with staring, angry inhabitants of a contested city, fists raised, hands cuffed, birds or flames flying overhead. Campusano patterned his mural from a painting by Pablo Picasso that depicted the bombing of Guernica in the Basque area of Spain by German and Italian warplanes in April, 1937, during the Spanish Civil War. Campusano shows the tragedy of California farm labor disputes (in Picasso's case, it was the war) involving the National Farm Workers Association and the suffering it inflicted upon individuals.
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