A TOUR OF OROZCO MURALS IN
WITH ART HISTORIAN
Join Isabel Fuente and Jim Lloyd for a tour of several
JOSÉ CLEMENTE OROZCO was born at a time when
Early in his career, Orozco’s art criticized the rigid
political structure of the time. Like the artists of the Renaissance, Orozco
wanted to let in air and light. By 1922
he was heavily involved in painting murals in many cities depicting conditions
Between 1927 and 1934 Orozco lived in the
Orozco reached the summit of his art with the
frescos he painted for the Hospicio Cabañas (right picture above). These
include a historical panorama of Mexico showing the pre-Hispanic world of the
great Indian civilizations, the Conquest, visions of the downtrodden, the
perils of alienation and dictatorship, the Revolution, creative activity and a
man engulfed in flames. After his death
in 1949, he was buried in
Art Historian MANUEL AGUILAR MORENO was
Besides writing articles in academic publications, he has written many books, including: El Panteón de Belén: Un estudio-arquitectónico (1992); En busca del Atlquiahuit: Cajititlán (1995); El Sentido de la Biblia (1994); El Panteón de Belén y El Culto a los Muertos en México: Una búsqueda de lo sobrenatural (1997); The Cult of the Dead in Mexico: Continuity of a Millennial Tradition (1998); La Perfección del Silencio. El Panteón de Belén y el Culto a los Muertos en Mexico (2003); Ulama (2004); Handbook of Life in the Aztec World (Dic. 2005) and is presently working on El Arte Tequitqui de Mexico, una Transculturación Indio-Cristiana (2006).
Dr. Aguilar is a professor of Art History and Latin American Studies at the State University of Los Angeles, California. He also teaches a summer course, Mexican Art History, at the University of San Diego. His enthusiastic style and knowledge promises to bring these historical and artistic murals to life for us.
TIME: Depart from Lloyd’s at
PRICE: $450 pesos per person
INCLUDED IN TOUR: Transportation, lecture and guided tour of Orozco murals at the Cabanas.
RESERVATIONS and FULL PAYMENT by October 6th. No refund after the 6th of October. Space limited.
LUNCH, at a popular Centro Guadalajara restaurant, is NOT included in the price of the tour.