The setting of the painting was around the 50’s and by the vehicles in the painting the aura I perceived was the sense of an older less modern society. The guy on the motorcycle looks like a greaser to me and the girl’s on the right side on their beach cruisers look like the good girls from the movie Grease. The cars on the left seem ancient, I don’t think I see them around anymore unless I go to a car show where they are fully restored.
The reason I am very interested in this city mural is because it tells so much about my town that it makes me feel great becoming a part of its history. The big tree on the far left is still around and looks exactly the same as it does in the painting. That tree is such an important part of history that you will not find a caring or vandalism on it. Like the tree the two buildings on the right are a part of this city’s history I remember when the red building was a art museum then it became a rental place for large parties like quinceneras for about six or seven years. But now it has become a Christian church and is still running smooth, every other day people in suits and dresses enter the building for their daily prayers.
Understanding the Mural
This mural helps me understand the history of the town I live in I cannot imagine that busy street without the tree and red buildings. It’s a mural that touches a lot of hearts. My dad says that for every individual part of the mural has a story behind it. He believes that I must have had a great story to tell if it made it up in the mural. I have heard that this was a painting of an old picture that was saved in our city historical museum. My Grandmother says that the mural has always been there but ever twenty or thirty years it gets its touch-ups. After my grandmother said that I was puzzled. Knowing that made me see it differently because it’s not original anymore. Like the video we saw in class explained we copy masterpieces but it can’t ever be the same originality.
I was told that the only people that are eligible to repaint it have to be in the family line of the original painter. That makes the aura seem original because the legacy it left is passed on to future generation of the same family which is cool because it’s not just a stranger coming and painting here and there. The family members keep the aura of the old setting it was first given.
This mural is a story of the city, the audience of this masterpiece can definitely see it as original if they are aware of the history of it. People who are unaware just see an old school painting that was made about fifteen years ago.
Since I am a local here I’m happy to play a part of my home town’s history by letting my peers and siblings know about the history of murals and painting and monuments this town as. The building that the mural is on is actually in the mural itself, it’s the far back building behind the train cars that is only revealing the roof and right back side of itself. Like I said before everything in this mural is said to have a significance that made it on the painting,
My name is Eric Salgado and I am good at drawing. i also enjoy listening to Rebelution.