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ZAMORANO PEREZ, Pedro Emilio  y  CORTES LOPEZ, Claudio. Muralismo en Cile: texto y contexto de su doscurso estético. Universum [online]. 2007, vol.22, n.2, pp.254-274. ISSN 0718-2376.

Mural painting has been very relevant to the history of the visual arts in Latin America in the Twentieth century.The focal point of this movement has been in Mexico where great artists such as Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros have stood out.These painters put forward an art for public places, mainly in buildings, where diverse elements such as avant-garde political ideals, the country's recent revolutionary history, and social aspects of the local culture are brought together without relinquishing an elevated level of aesthetic discourse.This movement has had a great influence on Chilean painting;first, due to the presence of David Alfaro Siqueiros in Chillán in 1940 , where he produced, along with large group of Chilean artists, the mural "Muerte del invasor" (Death of the invader) in the Escuela México in Chillán; and later, in the seventies, with the presence in Concepción of the Aztec muralist Jorge González Camarena who produced the important mural "Presencia de América Latina (In the presence of Latin America) located in the Casa del Arte of the Universidad de Concepción.These records motivate the beginning of an interesting movement for mural painting in this country

Palabras clave : Mural painting in Chile; Mexican influence; National artists; Main works.

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