Make art not war

Mexican Muralism began in the 1920s. It was headed up by three painters, Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros. These artists promoted mural paintings generally with a social or political message in the effort to reunify the country under the post Mexican Revolution government. These masterpieces can be viewed across various locations in Mexico City – Palacio de Bellas Artes, Palacio Nacional and Museo Mural Diego Rivera to name a few.

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Another renowned Mexican artist whose work is worth viewing in Mexico is Frida Kahlo. Her artwork mostly consists of painted self-portraits and can be viewed at the Frida Kahlo museum in Coyoacan.

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But enough with the history lesson. The street murals was what I was after. I was lucky enough to stumble across a few superb ones. Spotted these in La Roma, Coyoacan and Guerrera.

My top 10 murals are showcased below.

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Let me know which are your favourites!

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