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Review: Epic mural acclaims the cultural values of Latin American peoples Special

Concepci - Considered the most important collection of Chilean painting, second only to the National Museum of Fine Arts, the Art Gallery of the University of Concepción, holds an impressive mural and about 1800 works of the most prominent Chilean artists.
 

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The right panel shows the past  representing the pre-Hispanic world in Latin America. This concept i...
The right panel shows the past, representing the pre-Hispanic world in Latin America. This concept is accentuated by the symbol of Zontemoc ("The Falling Sun") on the top right of the panel that suggests the decline of the pre-Hispanic cultures. The central panel starts with the figures of a Spanish conquistador and a native woman. At the bottom of this panel is represented the mineral wealth of the Andes, gold, silver and copper. (Photo of Igor Solar of section of a mural by Jorge González).
The central panel continues with several overlapping faces symbolizing the fusion of the races: the ...
The central panel continues with several overlapping faces symbolizing the fusion of the races: the largest in red, represents the American race. Below these faces there is a life-sized, naked woman with a map of Latin America on her lap. She is the central subject of the mural. (Photo of Igor I. Solar of a section of mural by Jorge González Camarena).
The Arc of Medicine is the main access to the campus of The University of Concepción. The building ...
The Arc of Medicine is the main access to the campus of The University of Concepción. The building known as "The House of Art", containing the large mural "Presence of Latin America", is located to the right side of the picture.
The left panel of the mural contains a nopal (the national tree of Mexico) fusing with the vines of ...
The left panel of the mural contains a nopal (the national tree of Mexico) fusing with the vines of a copihue (the national flower of Chile). The nopal is stabbed by daggers, symbolizing the historic mistreatment of Latin Americans. The roots are intertwined with skeletal warriors, who nourish the nopal and give it life. (Photo of Igor I. Solar of a section of mural by Jorge González Camarena).
Part of the central panel showing several sleeping women  symbolizing the riches of the earth: silve...
Part of the central panel showing several sleeping women, symbolizing the riches of the earth: silver, gold, iron and copper. On the surface of this swarm of bodies and precious stones, sprouts a pregnant woman covered with vines, representing the fertility of the earth. Over it are corn, wheat, and grapes, food items that sustains industrialization, technology and science, represented as a machine on the upper part of the panel. (Photo of Igor I. Solar of section of a mural by Jorge González)

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