Skip to main content

Making a There There: Marian Muralism and Devotional Streetscapes

Buy Article:

$53.17 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

This article provides a history of Mexican-American and Chicano/a muralists' depictions of the apparition of the Virgin of Guadalupe that have been painted in Los Angeles/Southern California from the 1960s to the present. It examines a variety of cases: from barrio murals to business signage to contemporary church facades. It argues that these murals reflect sets of customs, values, and a sense of shared history that encourage local unity as well as represent the community to outsiders. Ultimately, it also shows how Marian muralism is a powerful component of the lived religious life of the city and is a practice that serves to define urban places.

Keywords: Chicano/a Art; Diego, Juan (1474-1548); Los Angeles; Murals; Vernacular Arts; Virgin of Guadalupe

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01973760802674374

Publication date: March 1, 2009

routledg/gvir/2009/00000025/F0020001/art00007
dcterms_title,dcterms_description,pub_keyword
6
5
20
40
5

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more