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David Alfaro Siqueiros

(1896-1974), Mexico


Immerse yourself in the captivating story of "The Portrait of the Bourgeoisie" by David Alfaro Siqueiros in this thought-provoking masterclass. Discover the groundbreaking methods employed by the artist in the creation and observation of this mural masterpiece. Explore how Siqueiros pushed the boundaries of traditional muralism, presenting innovative techniques that challenged artistic norms. However, the narrative takes a dramatic turn as we uncover the tumultuous events surrounding the mural's completion. Siqueiros's involvement in the attempted murder of Trotsky led to his persecution by the police, forcing him to flee the country. Learn about the artist's struggle and its implications on the fate of "The Portrait of the Bourgeoisie," as the work was left unfinished, awaiting the touch of another artist's hand. Join us as we delve into this extraordinary story, examining the artistic and historical significance of Siqueiros's masterpiece and the impact of his turbulent life on its creation.
Sumérgete en la cautivadora historia de "El retrato de la burguesía" de David Alfaro Siqueiros en esta inspiradora masterclass. Descubre los métodos innovadores empleados por el artista en la creación y observación de esta obra maestra mural. Explora cómo Siqueiros empujó los límites del muralismo tradicional, presentando técnicas innovadoras que desafiaron las normas artísticas. Sin embargo, la narrativa toma un giro dramático a medida que descubrimos los tumultuosos eventos que rodean la finalización del mural. La participación de Siqueiros en el intento de asesinato de Trotsky llevó a su persecución por parte de la policía, obligándolo a huir del país. Aprende sobre la lucha del artista y sus implicaciones en el destino de "El retrato de la burguesía", ya que la obra quedó inacabada, esperando el toque final de la mano de otro artista. Acompáñanos mientras profundizamos en esta extraordinaria historia, examinando el significado artístico e histórico de la obra maestra de Siqueiros y el impacto de su turbulenta vida en su creación.
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About the lecturer

Daniela Galan is the founder and director of Amalgama. She is a registered lecturer at the Arts Society in the United Kingdom and has over 17 years of research in art history and philosophy. She has focused her investigation on artists from Latin America, especially female artists whose work remains underrepresented within the art industry. This was the founding purpose of Amalgama, which led her to curate numerous exhibitions, forums and publications since its inception in 2018. 

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