Tuesday, November 02, 2021

The Murals of Guadalajara

Overshadowed by Diego Rivera and David Siqueiros in Mexico City, Jose Clemente Orozco really shines in Guadalajara.  Between 1936 and 1939, he painted murals at

  • University of Guadalajara Paraninfo (assembly hall)
  • Government Palace
  • Hospicio (Orphanage) Cabana

  • While all the murals are visually striking, the scale of Padre Hidalgo in the Government Palace was breathtaking.  Painted in 1937, his prescience about the evils of Hitler, Stalin, Franco, Mussolini, etc. was even more impressive. 

    There were also David Siqueiros' murals in the Octavio Paz Library, and in the Jalisco Preceptory School, Guillermo Chávez Vega in the stairway, and Jorge Navarro in the auditorium.


    The People and their False Leaders by  Jose Clemente Orozco - University of Guadalajara Paraninfo 

    Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico


    "The People and their False Leaders" by Jose Clemente Orozco - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico


    Padre Hidalgo by Jose Clemente Orozco - Government Palace "The People and Its Leaders” by Jose Clemente Orozco -  Palacio de Gobierno - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico



    “Padre Hidalgo by Jose Clemente Orozco -  Palacio de Gobierno - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico



    Man In Flames by Jose Clemente Orozco - Hospicio (Orphanage) Cabana "Man in Flames" - Jose Clemente Orozco Mural - Hospicio Cabañas -Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico


    Jose Clemente Orozco Murals - Hospicio Cabañas -Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico 


      La Buena Vida by Jose Clemente Orozco - Orosco Family Home in Aguascalientes Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

    By Guillermo Chávez Vega in the Jalisco Preceptory School stairway Mural - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

    By Jorge Navarro in the Jalisco Preceptory School auditorium Mural - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

    And by David Siqueiros in the Octavio Paz Library Biblioteca Iberoamericana Octavio Paz - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

    And a few of the numerous outodoor murals around town. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

    Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

    Mural - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

    Mural - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

    Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

    Mural? Graffiti? - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico




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