Mexican Muralism – Los Tres Grandes

José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Diego Rivera are the most famous artists of Mexican Muralism. They are painters, cartoonists, lithographers, and mathematicians. They participated in the construction of a new national identity.

They developed their art after the Mexican Revolution, the First War World, and before the Great Depression. Their art expressed their socialist ideas. These muralists are famous in Mexico, but also in the United States and Europe.

In Mexico, they worked for the Secretary of Public Education, Jose Vasconcelos and they created the following murals:

Mexico has a history of Muralism in the pre-Hispanic period in the Olmec culture.

I feel very lucky to live in Mexico City because I have seen some of these works of art.

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