This painting, Roots, 1943, Frida Kahlo stated her faith that all life can join in a single flow. Her torso opens up like a window and gives birth to a vine. It's her dream of being able to give birth as a women without children.
-Emiliano Zapata, leader of the Mexican Revolution. Painted 1970 in San Diego under the Coronado Bridge.
Mural with swastika in Chicano Park reminiscent of Nazi influence in their roots. Chicano Park murals openly show southwestern US as part of Mexico. Chicano Park mural honoring communists, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara.
Pablo Picasso was one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. Girl before a Mirror was painted in March, 1932. The painting has been widely known for its varied interpretations of the lover and the beloved.
Paintings by under rated, amateur, unknown artist
Roberto Matta one of the best-known Chilean painters of all time and an important figure in Surrealism(image 2)La Mela. Diego Rivera ,Known for his radical political and religion beliefs, Rivera often painted scenes that dealt with Mexican society and the Mexican Revolution (image 3) The flower holder. Wifredo Lam used his work as a means to revive the Afro-Cuban culture (image 1)
José Clemente Orozco specialized in murals, particularly focusing upon themes of politics and human suffering. He promoted the political causes of peasants through his dramatic works.
Carolyn Castaño (image 1)Violeta Parra, the Chilean singer songwriter whose music was the soundtrack for the student movements in Chile and Argentina. Melanie Cervantes (image 2) portrait of a Xicana drawn a few years ago with a pattern Jesus Barraza pieced together from an ancient Olmec stone stamp created approximately 3,000 years ago. The stamp pattern used was one of many that were created to print on fabric and paper and to express the origin of the Olmecs. These elements are combined with the feminist declaration, "Viva La Mujer," which affirms the duo's belief that sisters must be at the center and at the forefront of social change.