How does an artist's point of view affect both the intended and perceived meanings of his or her art?
David Alfaro Siqueiros was a painter whose radical work with revolutionaries and labor organizers in Mexico got him sent to jail several times around 1930. While incarcerated he painted a series of artworks depicting life inside and outside prison. In this activity you will bring these artworks to life by role-playing scenarios based on Siqueiros's ideas and actions.
Click on each artist button at right to view detailed screens about the artist and his or her works. Be sure to click on all images, view all videos, read all documents, and use the zoom tool to look closely at the works of art.
revolutionary, manifesto, cultural context