Knox College Muralism in Revolutionary Nicaragua-The Henry Houser Collection (Knox College)
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David contra Goliat
David contra Goliat
TitleDavid contra Goliat
Translated titleDavid against Goliath
DescriptionThis mural depicts, and is a tribute to, the child martyr Luis Alfonso Velásquez who lived in the neighborhood where the mural exists. The child, with musicians behind him, confronts a three-headed monster representing Somoza's dictatorship. This mural is 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 Italian 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.
SubjectMurals
Martyrs
Musicians
Dictators
Churches
Subject (LCSH)Velásquez, Luis Alfonso, 1969-1979.; Somoza, Anastasio, 1896-1956.
Geographic locationNicaragua -- Managua
Date created (work)1982-1985
TypeStill Image
Formatjpeg
IdentifierThe Henry Houser Collection (Part 3 Folder 15:F & Part 4 Folder 6 #119)
Languagespa
RightsU.S. and international copyright laws protect this digital image. Commercial use or distribution of the image is not permitted without prior permission of the copyright holder. For permission to use the digital image, please contact Knox College Special Collections & Archives at archives@knox.edu - http://www.knox.edu/library/special-collections-and-archives.html
CollectionMuralism in Revolutionary Nicaragua-The Henry Houser Collection (Knox College)
Create date (photograph)1987
Create date (digital)2010-10-02
FilenameDavid_contra_Goliat.tif
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