Knox College Muralism in Revolutionary Nicaragua-The Henry Houser Collection (Knox College)
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Monseñor Antonio de Valdivieso
Monseñor Antonio de Valdivieso
TitleMonseñor Antonio de Valdivieso
DescriptionThis mural is part of the "Historía de Nicaragua" (History of Nicaragua) mural project in Barrio Riguero in Managua, Nicaragua. Bishop Valdivieso was a bishop in Leon, Nicaragua, one of the first bishop martyrs who was assassinated for defending indigenous peoples and speaking out against their mistreatment. This mural shows him standing up against a wealthy landowner on a horse, with a peasant corpse beneath him. 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.
Subject (LCSH)Valdivieso, Antonio de, d. 1550.
Geographic locationNicaragua -- Managua
Date created (work)1982-1985
TypeStill Image
IdentifierThe Henry Houser Collection ( Part 4 Folder 4 #29)
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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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