Knox College Muralism in Revolutionary Nicaragua-The Henry Houser Collection (Knox College)
  Skip to content  collection home browse advanced search preferences my favorites help   
add to favorites : reference url back to results : previous : next
Zoom in Zoom out Pan left Pan right Pan up Pan down Maximum resolution Fit in window Fit to width Rotate left Rotate right Hide/show thumbnail
Fray Bartolome de las Casas
Fray Bartolome de las Casas
TitleFray Bartolome de las Casas
DescriptionFray Bartolome de las Casas was the first Bishop of Chiapas during the 16th century. He was one of the first people to fight against slavery and the inhumane acts of colonization by the Spanish conquest. This mural is part of the "Historía de Nicaragua" (History of Nicaragua) mural project in Barrio Riguero in Managua, Nicaragua. This mural shows Casas writing at his desk with conquistadors to the right and the pain and torture of the indigenous peoples above. 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 [in the murals] 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.
Indigenous peoples
Subject (LCSH)Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1474-1566; Mexico -- History -- Conquest, 1519-1540; Sandino, Augusto César, 1895-1934; Fonseca Amador, Carlos; Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional;
Geographic locationNicaragua -- Managua
Date created (work)1982-1985
TypeStill Image
IdentifierThe Henry Houser Collection (Part 3 Folder 7:H & Part 4 Folder 4 #28)
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 -
CollectionMuralism in Revolutionary Nicaragua-The Henry Houser Collection (Knox College)
Create date (photograph)1987
Create date (digital)2010-10-02
add to favorites : reference url back to results : previous : next