Pan-American Unity: Fresco Style Mural Designed for Library of City College of San Francisco

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Pan-aAmerican Unity’s Panel A
Pan-American Unity is a Fresco style mural which was designed for the library of City College of San Francisco(CCSF) when this college was established.(93 reader) This mural is painted by Diego Rivera, and it contains ten panels and separates from part A to part E.(93 reader) Overall, the pattern of this painting is symmetrical. Each part and its opposite part have their similarity and differences except for panel C, which stands at the middle of the mural. Panel A has a strong historical content that reflects the Mexican’s pre-Conquest social status. Panel A draw my attention when I first looked at the mural because of the ancient people. The things in panel A interest me the most are what they are doing and the feathered tail of the sneak. Each figure and everything that are painted in the mural have the meanings that the author wanted to express. And from my point of view, the opposite side, panel E, is the revolution of panel A. Visually, panel A and panel E look different. From some point of view, however, they are symmetrical. The meanings of both parts focused on the development of the society. Time has changed, but the society’s status stayed the same; people are still classifying in lower and upper classes. The different thing is that technology has improved a lot as time passes by; and people are still trying to discover and invent more. Both panel A and E are connected to the middle panel C, the main panel of this mural, which represents the South (Ancient Mexico) and the North (United States of America) activities and their essence.

Diego Rivera, a Mexican artist and painter, who was born in December 8, 1886 in Guanajuato, Mexico. Rivera went to Europe to learn other forms of arts. He painted murals that are about history and people in Mexico and United State. He had a few marriages. He painted the Pan-American Unity in the 1940s, and he died in November 25, 1957 in Mexico City. (93 reader)

The design of panel A is...
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