Mexican Wall Painting

Photographer: Patricia Cue
Mexican Wall Painting

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Wall painting has a distinguished history in Mexican visual culture, with muralists like Diego Rivera, David Siqueiros and Rufino Tamayo using public and private walls to render their largely political artistic visions. Mexican Wall Painting identifies and explores another crucial role that walls serve in Mexico: advertising concerts by contemporary folk bands. These bardas de baile first appeared in the 1960s, responding to the increased popularity of contemporary Mexican folk music and this trend continues today with concerts advertised on walls throughout Mexico.
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Wall painting has a distinguished history in Mexican visual culture, with muralists like Diego Rivera, David Siqueiros and Rufino Tamayo using public and private walls to render their largely political artistic visions. Mexican Wall Painting identifies and explores another crucial role that walls serve in Mexico: advertising concerts by contemporary folk bands. These bardas de baile first appeared in the 1960s, responding to the increased popularity of contemporary Mexican folk music and this trend continues today with concerts advertised on walls throughout Mexico.