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He challenged the idea that murals should be political and affirmed instead that true art should go beyond the historical and the narrative. With Tamayo the art of Mexico comes full circle. He is the artist that finally unites the Pre-Hispanic, popular and contemporary art of Mexico.
In the past Mexican artists had celebrated Pre Hispanic civilizations but Tamayo does something completely different. For Tamayo the important thing is not to paint Indians but to re-establish the Pre-Hispanic artistic tradition. Tamayo’s art is not intellectual but sensual, he invites us to look at the world again and he teaches us how to see. Perhaps the best definition of his work is that of Octavio Paz who affirmed that looking at Tamayo’s paintings, “is not witnessing the revelation of a secret but participating in the secret that exists in every revelation.”
Gregorio Luke’s presentations blend the visual and narrative into seamless, intriguing productions. They combine the scale of film, the excitement of story telling and the exhilaration of learning. A curator and lecturer for more than 20 years, Mr. Luke has brought a new way of combining the visual with the narrative. When prepares for lectures he completely immerses himself in the subject matter in a similar way that an actor preparing for a role. And when Mr. Luke presents his lectures, he does so without notes and using a clear and entertaining communication style.
Though Mr. Luke has performed extensively in the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, which he directed from 1999 to 2007, this is the first time he brings his mural presentations to a Los Angeles venue. This series of spectacular multi-media presentations by Gregorio Luke showcases the work of famous Mexican artists. Murals are projected life size using the most advanced projection technology that gives viewers the sensation of being in front of the original murals. "We have always known that murals do not move” says Luke, "and yet modern technology allows us to project these murals with absolute fidelity." Gregorio Luke is a pioneer in these multimedia presentations; he has offered hundreds of lectures in Mexico, Europe and the United States. Mr. Luke is an engaging speaker and gifted story teller. His talent and knowledge have earned him a worldwide following.
: Concert starts at 8:00PM. Mural Lifes Sizes starts at 8:30PM. Doors open two
hours prior to the show. Please bring your printed confirmation and a valid ID
to the will call to redeem tickets.
: On-site, stacked parking costs $5 per vehicle for
evening shows. For evening shows only, FREE non-stacked parking
serviced by a FREE shuttle to the Ford, for evening amphitheatre
performances only, is available at the Universal City Metro Station lot
at Lankershim Blvd. and Campo de Cahuenga. The shuttle, which cycles
every 15-20 minutes, stops in the "kiss and ride" area.
The Ford Theatre
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East
Hollywood, CA 90068