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Commemorating Mexican Muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros

IN PICTURES: To commemorate Siqueiros' death, teleSUR looks at some of the muralist's most important works.

David Alfaro Siqueiros was one of Mexico's most famous muralists and artists. The founder of "Mexican Muralism," Siqueiros was a Mexican-Socialist painter who created deeply political works that sought to bridge national and universal art. 

Siqueiros died January 6, 1974, at the age of 77.

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Visitors of Chapultepec Castle admire the work of David Alfaro Siquieros.
Visitors of Chapultepec Castle admire the work of David Alfaro Siquieros. Photo:EFE
A mural of Siquieros which had been left for decades in a humble school in Chile was declared national patrimony of Chile.
A mural of Siquieros which had been left for decades in a humble school in Chile was declared national patrimony of Chile. Photo:EFE
The Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros is a cultural, political and social facility located in Mexico City as part of the World Trade Center Mexico City.
The Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros is a cultural, political and social facility located in Mexico City as part of the World Trade Center Mexico City. Photo:Creative Commons
The mural "From the Dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz to the Revolution - The People in Arms" critiqued Mexico
The mural "From the Dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz to the Revolution - The People in Arms" critiqued Mexico's elite and promoted a Marxist-Lenin approach to politics. Photo:Creative Commons
Detail of the mural "Death to the invador," a mural that depicts the history of Mexico.
Detail of the mural "Death to the invador," a mural that depicts the history of Mexico. Photo:Creative Commons
One of Siqueiros
One of Siqueiros' murals can be seen in Escuela Mexico de Chillan, a small school in Merida, Mexico. Photo:Creative Commons
"Cuautémoc
"Cuautémoc's Torment" (1951) belongs to the permanent position in the Bellas Artes Palace in Mexico City. In the mural, Cuauhtémoc and Tetlepanquetzaltzin can be seen crying and imploring. Photo:Creative Commons
A Mexican citizen observes Siqueiros
A Mexican citizen observes Siqueiros' mural, "The March of Humanity," in Mexico City. Photo:Creative Commons
The revolutionaries are depicted in the Siqueiros mural "From the Dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz to the Revolution, The People in Arms."
The revolutionaries are depicted in the Siqueiros mural "From the Dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz to the Revolution, The People in Arms." Photo:Creative Commons
The artistocracy are depicted in the Siqueiros mural "From the Dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz to the Revolution, The People in Arms."
The artistocracy are depicted in the Siqueiros mural "From the Dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz to the Revolution, The People in Arms." Photo:Creative Commons
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