Allegory to the Constitution of 1950

Allegory to the Constitution of 1950 (HM1J6V)

Location: San Salvador, San Salvador San Salvador
Country: El Salvador
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N 13° 41.562', W 89° 14.498'

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Alegoría a la Constitución de 1950

Este grupo escultórico erigido en 1956, forma parte del Monumento a La Revolución y constituye una alegoría a la Constitución de 1950. Se levanta sobre un pedestal de 1.41 metros de alto y la piedra con la cual se elaboró proviene de la cantera volcánica "El Roble" de Ahuachapán. Está compuesto por nueve figuras: al frente se encuentra un obrero, una mujer y su hijo, representando al trabajador y la familia, base de la sociedad; a los costados se encuentran un soldado, representando al ejército, y tres mujeres que sostienen una figura femenina en vuelo que lleva la bandera, la cual representa la Patria. En la parte posterior se encuentra una figura que sostiene la Constitución de 1950, representando los ideales del gobierno de la época.
Francisco Zúñiga (Costa Rica 1912 - Mexico 1998)
Artista y profesor, Zúñiga emigro a México en 1936. Estudio en la Escuela La Esmeralda, incorporándose a su Facultad en 1938. Realizo numerosos monumentos públicos en México, El Salvador, Costa Rica y Japón. Conocido principalmente por sus esculturas, trabajo la pintura al óleo, murales, dibujos, litografías y grabados. Realizo más de 50 exhibiciones individuales en galerías y museos de todo el mundo; su obra forma parte de colecciones en importantes instituciones, como el Museo de Arte Moderno de Nueva York, el Museo de Arte Moderno en México y el Museo al Aire Libre en Hakone, Japón. En 1992, obtuvo el Premio Nacional de Bellas Artes de México, la distinción más alta que el gobierno de ese país otorga en las artes. Falleció en 1998.
English translation:
Volcanic stone, 5 x 4 x 3 meters

This sculpture was erected in 1956 and is part of the Monument to the Revolution as an allegory to the Constitution of 1950. It stands on a pedestal of 1.41 meters high and the stone comes from the volcanic quarry "El Roble" in Ahuachapan. This work consists of nine figures: in the front is a worker, a woman and her son, representing the worker and the family which are the foundation of society; the figures on the side include a soldier, representing the army, and three women holding a feminine figure in flight carrying the flag, which represents the country. On the back is a figure holding the Constitution of 1950, representing the ideals of the government of the time.
Francisco Zúñiga (Costa Rica 1912 - Mexico 1998)
Artist and professor Zuniga emigrated to Mexico in 1936. He studied at the La Esmeralda School, becoming part of its faculty in 1938. He made numerous public monuments in Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Japan. He is known primarily for his sculptures, oil paintings, murals, drawings, lithographs and engravings. He performed over 50 solo exhibitions in galleries and museums around the world; his work is in the collections of major institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico and the Open Air Museum in Hakone, Japan. In 1992, he won the National Fine Arts Prize in Mexico, the highest distinction that the government of that country grants in the arts. He died in 1998.
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Year Placed1956
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Date Added Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16P E 257550 N 1514863
Decimal Degrees13.69270000, -89.24163333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 13° 41.562', W 89° 14.498'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds13° 41' 33.72" N, 89° 14' 29.88" W
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