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Mexican muralism, the first major modern art movement in Latin America, has been highly influential throughout the Americas and internationally. A. The Mexican Revolution resulted in a new respect for traditional culture, leading the muralists to paint scenes depicting the everyday lives of poor Mexicans. B. Jose Vasconcelos made Mexico an important international player by promoting the art and ideas of the revolutionary muralists. C. The leaders of the muralist movement – Rivera, Orozco, and Siqueiros – all believed in the transformative power of art but differed in terms of their artistic methods and political beliefs. D. The muralists challenged cultural and economic stereotypes and experimented with both preColumbian and industrial themes, styles, and techniques. E. Mexican muralism was a traditional representational art focused on Mexico's preColumbian society and culture. F. In the 1920s and 1930s, following the Mexican Revolution, a talented group of artists painted many large-scale, politically motivated murals on public buildings.