Monday, December 1, 2014

Photo: Theme Day: "Worker" -- Jose Orozco

Today's worldwide City Daily Photo Theme is "Worker."  I chose this street art mural of Jose Orozco behind the Bario Cafe in central Phoenix.

You might be asking yourself how this ties in with the theme of "worker."  Along with Diego Rivera, Orozco was one of the great Mexican muralist painters, and one of their recurrent themes was the life of Mexican workers and peasants.

I remember being quite surprised by the murals of Rivera in the Mexican Parliament building.   They promote the role of workers and contain scenes highly critical of government and the church.  They are far more political and ideological than would ever be allowed in the U.S. Capitol.

This week we are showing photos of a festival in Punahka, Bhutan, on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

To see how other City Daily Photo bloggers have interpreted the theme of "worker," please use this link.

9 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

I haven't been to Barrio Café in a while and I don't remember this mural. I'll look for it the next time I'm there.

EG CameraGirl said...

The artist definitely is talented!

Jack said...

This is a most clever interpretation of the "worker" theme, Julie.

NC Sue said...

I love this image!
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Susan said...

Great mural. Love the colors!

William Kendall said...

Quite a striking mural!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Amazing mural. Not so sure how the graffiti fits in.

Janis
GDP

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