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História (São Paulo)
versão On-line ISSN 1980-4369
ANDRADE, Everaldo de Oliveira. History, art and politics: the muralism of the Bolivian Miguel Alandia Pantoja. História [online]. 2006, vol.25, n.2, pp. 147-161. ISSN 1980-4369. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-90742006000200007.
This article intends to evaluate how art and politics are expressed both in the creation and in the action of the Bolivian militant politician Miguel Alandia Pantoja, who was an active participant in decisive moments of his country's history, as the Chaco War, the 1952 Revolution and the Commune of La Paz in 1971. The Andean indigenismo and the Mexican muralist influences seemed to have crossed with Alandia political options and with his enrollment at the proposal made by artists related to the Manifesto for a Revolutionary and Independent Art launched by Andre Breton, Diego Rivera and Leon Trotski in 1936, allowing the uprising of an original and controversial artistic creation for Latin American history.
Palavras-chave : Latin American muralist; Bolivian indigenism; art and politics.