Knox College Muralism in Revolutionary Nicaragua-The Henry Houser Collection (Knox College)
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San Romero de America
San Romero de America
TitleSan Romero de America
Translated titleAmerica's Saint Romero
DescriptionPart of the "HistorĂ­a de Nicaragua" (History of Nicaragua) mural project, this mural portrays Bishop Romero, the archbishop of San Salvador who was assassinated for speaking out against the country's dictatorship. Romero has a ring of blood around his neck, and is reaching out to the body of a dead boy. 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.
SubjectMurals
Clergy
Martyrs
Assassinations
Subject (LCSH)Romero, Oscar A. (Oscar Arnulfo), 1917-1980.
Geographic locationNicaragua -- Managua
Date created (work)1982-1985
TypeStill Image
Formatjpeg
IdentifierThe Henry Houser Collection (Part 3 Folder 22:E & Part 4 Folder 4 #30)
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
FilenameSan_Romero_de_America.tif
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