Ana was our tour guide and I could not believe how much we saw in only 3-4 hours. She provided us with an impressive amount of art history on Rivera, Siqueros, and Orozco as well as Mexican history. While I could have found many of...More
The Muralism Art in Mexico started in 1921 after the end of the military phase of the Mexican Revolution, when the government promoted mural program, to promote the new ideal ideals generated after the Revolution.
The Mexican government began to hire the country’s best artists to paint murals, calling some of them home from Europe including Diego Rivera. The muralists differed in style and temperament, but all believed that art was for the education and betterment of the people.
You will visit the first government sponsored mural project, which is located inside the wall of the old San Ildefonso College – at that time used for the National High School.
You will see the work of the three most influential muralists from the 20th century: Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Siqueiros, called “los tres grandes” (the three great ones). They all believed that art was the highest form of human expression and a key force in social revolution.
Your guide will take you into their work, noticing the main differences among them. You will be able to see the mythology they created around the Mexican Revolution and the Mexican people which is still influential to this day, as well as promote Marxist ideals.
Walk for 2 and a half hours in this incredible journey of art – the Muralism – which influenced the form to transmit messages even today, all the way from the United States to Argentina.
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I think when you choose to go on a sightseeing tour the likelihood that you could end up with someone that is totally phoning it in can be high. Conversely, finding an authentic passionate person leading the tour is a rare gem. Adriana was that...More
Our tour of the murals with Ana was the best part of our trip to Mexico City. Of course, because of their grand scale and dramatic compositions, being in the physical presence of the murals is an impactful experience, but Ana helped us to truly...More
I found the Mural Art walking tour to be very good. My guide was Julio and I was the only booking for the day so got a private tour by default You visit 3 buildings and see the works of Rivera, Orozco and Siqueiros amongst...More
I went on the mural tour, and was impressed I went on the Anthropology museum tour in the afternoon. I went on a few tours while I was Mexico City. And neither of the other guides compared to Anna with respect to knowledge of such...More