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DIA DE MUERTOS AND THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION

BY GABRIELLE PESCADOR

The Mexican Revolution generated a cultural renaissance for the country’s indigenous roots, a new appreciation for cultural rituals in the working classes and a repositioning in visual arts away from European standards in search for the Mexican identity across time.

In 1921 Diego Rivera returned to Mexico after years in Spain and France, to lead the Mexican Muralist movement, already started in public schools and government buildings. One of the commissions was at the Public Education Ministry in Mexico City in 1923. Rivera envisioned three large segments dedicated to popular festivities in Mexico, one of which was the Day of the Dead. Rivera’s frescoes set the trend for the incorporation of the Día de Muertos into the visual arts.

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