Ecuadorian Mural Visits ND

July 15, 2014 | Public Affairs

Guayasamin Mural Painting Art Feature

The “Ecuador Unframed: the Art of Oswaldo Guayasamín” project will bring the five-panel centerpiece of the acclaimed artist’s masterwork to the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture (NDCAC) Aug. 18-Oct. 23, with a grand opening event on Sept. 3.

The mural, depicting hardship, poverty, violence, hunger, and social injustice, is the centerpiece of another 103 pieces that Guayasamín created depicting Ecuador’s landscapes and people. Ecuador’s government commissioned the work in the early 1950s to help establish national identity and lift morale after the Ecuador-Peru war that devastated the country, says Tatiana Botero of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, who is leading the effort.

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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