Historical Mural

Toltecas en Aztlan:
Guillermo Aranda. Arturo Roman, Salvador Barrajas, Jose Cervantes, Sammy Llamas. Bebe Llamas, Victor Ochoa, Ernest Paul, Guillermo Rosete. Guilbert “Magu” Lujan & M.E.Ch.A. group from U.C. Irvine.
Renovated, 1988
……..The Historical Mural (Fig. 20) was conceived to reinforce the positive contributions of Spanish, Mexican, and Mexican-American men in Chicano history. Victor Ochoa stated, “We thought that it was very important that our community realize that we had very important people in our history. And we did a series of portraits, to have more role models or heroes.” The Historical Mural (Fig. 21) was renovated in 1988, producing a brighter composition, while retaining the major historical figures.
……..The heroic portraits appear to float in the sky as guardians of the present generation. The revolutionaries signify both the political and artistic worlds. Recognizable portraits include Miguel Hidalgo and Jose Maria Morelos, early leaders of the Mexican War for Independence, Emiliano Zapata and Pancho Villa, leaders of the Mexican Revolution, Ruben Salazar, Reies Tijerina, Che Guevara, and Cesar Chavez in the central position. David Alfaro Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, Picasso, and Pablo O’Higgins are presented for their roles in revolutionizing modern and contemporary art.