Related Murals

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    An abstract painting of 3 men. The man to the left is on his knees with his hands held together in front of his face. The man in the middle has his face covered in fabric and is holding a gun. The man to the right is on his knees looking annoyed.

    José Clemente Orozco
    Revolutionary Trinity, 1923 – 1924
    Fresco
    Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City
    Images courtesy of Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso
    Reproduction authorized by the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura, 2014

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    A dark pigmented scene of two naked men. A slender man is laying on the floor covering his face with one arm. The other man is behind him standing perpendicular with a long white rag tied to his neck.

    José Clemente Orozco
    Aboriginal Races, 1926
    Fresco
    Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City
    Images courtesy of Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso
    Reproduction authorized by the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura, 2014

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    A fresco of people are walking somberly. Two women wear fabric over their heads. Other people are walking in the distance with their heads facing down at the floor, some hold gardening hoes. A man is show in the foreground picking up a tool.

    José Clemente Orozco
    The Workers, 1926
    Fresco
    Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City
    Images courtesy of Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso
    Reproduction authorized by the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura, 2014

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    A large god-like figure tearing up to a fiery sky. There are small sized people below the god-like figure, with their hands in the air, many in distress.

    José Clemente Orozco
    Prometheus (central panel), 1930
    Fresco
    Frary Dining Hall, Pomona College, Claremont, California

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    A mural with four creatures with human heads. The left side shows two warmed-toned figures—one reaching out to the other. To the right are two figures in a cooled-toned environment. One figure has the body of a horse and with a human torso and head.

    José Clemente Orozco and Jorge Juan Crespo de la Serna
    Centaurs (east panel), date unknown
    Fresco
    Frary Dining Hall, Pomona College, Claremont, California

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    A photograph of a mural installation. One side is an abstraction of two god-like figures in the sky. A creature with arms is pushing up towards them with their hands. To the right is another mural but due to angle, the subject is indecipherable.

    José Clemente Orozco and Jorge Juan Crespo de la Serna
    Zeus, Hera, and Io (east panel), date unknown
    Fresco
    Frary Dining Hall, Pomona College, Claremont, California

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    A mural of an upside down man is in the foreground being held down by men. 2 are holding his legs and 2 are holding his arms. Another holds his chest while the other punctures his chest with a thin object. Behind them is a statue-like figure.

    José Clemente Orozco
    The Epic of American Civilization: Ancient Human Sacrifice (panel 3), 1932 – 1934
    Fresco
    Baker-Berry Library, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
    Commissioned by the Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

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    A mural of figures shown distressed with their hands up and yelling as a white man with a blonde beard is pointing to the left with snakes around him. Water surrounds them. There is a red structure in the background, in the shape of the letter "A".

    José Clemente Orozco
    The Epic of American Civilization: The Departure of Quetzalcoatl (panel 7), 1932 – 1934
    Fresco
    Baker-Berry Library, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
    Commissioned by the Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

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    A mural of a soldier wearing army clothing. Two men stand in front of him wearing cowboy hats, guns in holsters, and bright bandanas around their necks. There are piles of guns in front of them and a stack of books to the right.

    José Clemente Orozco
    The Rebellion of Man: The People and Their False Leaders (left panel), 1936
    Fresco
    MUSA Museo de las Artes, Universidad de Guadalajara
    Reproduction authorized by the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura, 2014
    Photo by: José Hernández Claire

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    A mural of skeleton-like figures with their hands up in distress. One has bandages around his head. There is fire behind them. To the left there are men holding books and weapons such as a knife and a saw.

    José Clemente Orozco
    The Rebellion of Man: The People and Their False Leaders (central panel), 1936
    Fresco
    MUSA Museo de las Artes, Universidad de Guadalajara
    Reproduction authorized by the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura, 2014
    Photo by: José Hernández Claire

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    José Clemente Orozco
    The Rebellion of Man: The People and Their False Leaders (right panel), 1936
    Fresco
    MUSA Museo de las Artes, Universidad de Guadalajara
    Reproduction authorized by the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura, 2014
    Photo by: José Hernández Claire

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    José Clemente Orozco
    The Five Phases of Man, 1936
    Fresco
    MUSA Museo de las Artes, Universidad de Guadalajara
    Reproduction authorized by the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura, 2014
    Photo by: Oscar Ramírez García

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    Man on Fire, 1939

    José Clemente Orozco
    Man on Fire, 1939
    Fresco
    Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara
    Image courtesy of Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Guadalajara
    Reproduction authorized by the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura, 2014

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This exhibition includes studies for several of Orozco’s most well-known murals. The modest lines of his preliminary drawings take on bold emotion in final form as figures in mural cycles at the following institutions.


Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

  • The Epic of American Civilization:
    Ancient Human Sacrifice (panel 3)
    , 1932 – 1934
  • The Epic of American Civilization:
    The Departure of Quetzalcoatl (panel 7)
    , 1932 – 1934

Pomona College, Claremont, California

  • Prometheus (central panel), 1930
  • Centaurs (east panel), date unknown
    (painted with Jorge Juan Crespo de la Serna)
  • Zeus, Hera, and Io (west panel), date unknown
    (painted with Jorge Juan Crespo de la Serna)

Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico

  • The Five Phases of Man, 1936
  • The Rebellion of Man: The People and Their False Leaders (left panel), 1936
  • The Rebellion of Man: The People and Their False Leaders (central panel), 1936
  • The Rebellion of Man: The People and Their False Leaders (right panel), 1936

Instituto Cultural Cabañas
(formerly Hospicio Cabañas), Guadalajara, Mexico 

  • Man on Fire, 1939

Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso
(formerly Escuela Nacional Preparatoria), Mexico City

  • Revolutionary Trinity, 1923 – 1924
  • The Workers, 1926
  • Aboriginal Races, 1926

 

With thanks to: 

Fundacion José Clemente Orozco

Pomona College, Claremont, California

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth University, Hanover, New Hampshire

Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Guadalajara, Mexico 

Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City

INBA - Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura

Consulado General de México en San José

MUSA Museo de las Artes, Universidad de Guadalajara

 

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