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OASTUN_190627_004.JPG: Roots of Peace, painted in 1960, was conceived in ten large tonal areas, without clear demarcation, suggesting the spiritual unity that bonds the peoples of the Americas without suppressing unique differences.
The mural is a graphic statement of a Pan American program ensuring continental peace and harmony throughout the Western Hemisphere. The aim to achieve the fruits of peace is repeatedly symbolized by the image of a fish, the dominant note in the mural.
Spanning more than 530 feet, Roots of Peace is one of the longest murals in the world. It was restored by Spanish artist Roberto Arce between 2001 and 2002, who recovered the lines and colors of the work that had been repainted by PŠez Vilarů in 1975. Mr. Arce has again been commissioned to restore the mural to its original brilliance, in 2019.
OASTUN_190627_016.JPG: Carlos Paez Vilaro
Roots of Peace, 1960
OASTUN_190627_457.JPG: The guide mentioned that it looked like the person, painted in 1960, was reading from a smart phone
OASTUN_190627_459.JPG: Another smartphone
OASTUN_190627_509.JPG: Carlos Paez Vilaro
WashDic - 60
Nov - 75
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