Knox College Muralism in Revolutionary Nicaragua-The Henry Houser Collection (Knox College)
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Sandino: La Historía de las Hormigas
Sandino: La Historía de las Hormigas
TitleSandino: La Historía de las Hormigas
Translated titleSandino: The Story of the Ants
DescriptionThis mural depicts Carlos Fonseca (on the left) and Sandino, with the FSLN and Nicaragua flags behind them and children in the foreground. The title comes from a quote by Sandino, who said that after his death the people would rise up to enjoy victory from imperialism and dictatorship. Part of the "Historía de Nicaragua" (History of Nicaragua) mural project, in the Santa Maria de los Angeles Church, in Barrio Riguero in Managua, Nicaragua. The murals painted in this building were part of a project by Italian muralist Sergio Michilini who led a team of Italians to train and teach Nicaraguan artists muralism. There were twenty-two Nicaraguan students and four foreign students that helped with the murals in this church. Henry Houser notes, "all of the people present were outspoken critics of imperialist intervention, many were martyred or killed in guerrilla activity. Many are clergy two are Indigenous. A couple are symbols of liberation theology. Also present are Sandino, the FSLN and Fonseca."
ArtistMichilini, Sergio
ContributorsItalia Nicaragua Ancona, Centro Documentazione America Latina (Italy), Moviemient Laici America Latina (Italy) and ENAPUM-DAS (Nicaragua).
PhotographerHouser, Henry P.
Subject (LCSH)Fonseca Amador, Carlos; Sandino, Augusto César, 1895-1934;
Geographic locationNicaragua -- Managua
Date created (work)1982-1985
TypeStill Image
IdentifierThe Henry Houser Collection (Part 4, Folder 5 # 55)
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CollectionMuralism in Revolutionary Nicaragua-The Henry Houser Collection (Knox College)
Create date (photograph)1987
Create date (digital)2010-10-02
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