Bolivian Artist Roberto Mamani Decorated A Multifamily Buildings in La Paz, Bolivia

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Roberto Mamani, of Aymara origin, is one of the Bolivia’s most highly recognized artists. His beautiful and very colorful works of art are collected and exhibited worldwide. He has won numerous national and international awards and his paintings are known best for their vibrant colors and the intense emotions they both exude and evoke.

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Mamani’s works of art all contain elements of Andean culture. The colors he uses have specific meanings and represent parts of his culture and the folklore and beliefs of his people. In his paintings, yellow suns are male, pointed mountains are male, rounded mountains are female, blue moons are female, horses (brought to the Americas by the Spaniards) represent the colonization and enslavement of his people, and so on. Each piece tells a story and each color and shape is specifically chosen to represent part of that story. Mamani also paints in series (women, archangels, grandmothers, llamas, suns, mountains) and other sets.

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Many years have gone by and today Mamani is probably the best-known Bolivian artist worldwide. However, poignant is the fact that Mamani still sketches on newspapers – so as to not forget his roots and accentuate the poverty in which his people still live.

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Photos above: A view of multifamily buildings decorated by painter Roberto Mamani and built by a housing program of Bolivia’s President Evo Morales’ government in El Alto, on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, February 15, 2016.

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