Welcome to my e-portfolio, for Spanish 07 winter 2017. This page is a collection of my discussions, papers and reflections that I have written throughout the term. For this class the topics that we covered were broad, but all tied back to the main theme of public art and how it is involved in our personal lives as well as society.
Description of class- Transforming Public Space: Mural Art in Mexico and the United States
“Since the early twentieth century, mural art in urban landscapes and institutional spaces in Mexico and the United States have been the sites of extraordinary creativity and intense controversy. This course begins with a focus on the work of José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros, who began their careers in Mexico, but who also produced significant and highly politicized art in the US. We will analyze many reproductions of Rivera’s and Orozco’s art and view documentaries and feature films that illustrate aspects of their lives. We will study how their work has influenced later generations of Latino/a mural and graffiti artists in the United States.”