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Photo donated by the MST. Reproduced by permission.


Genero. "Gender", mural by Elda Broilo and Brother Daniel, 1999.
This 1999 mural by Elda Broilo and Brother Daniel is entitled "Gender" and presents a harmonious vision of partnership between men and women in leadership activities, education, agricultural production, and household chores. The representations of children and families emphasize their importance in cultivating and reproducing values of gender equity.

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Murals : Edited by Malcolm McNee. Translation © Else R P Vieira.


November 2002

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Mural Painting
Murals, conceived of and painted collectively, have become important as allegorical representations of the defining themes of state and national level congresses of the MST. They also draw upon and strengthen the symbols of the MST.
Else R P Vieira

See also: The Plastic Arts in the MST: Beauty as a Human Right

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