Mexican mural decorates the Eastern Railway Station's subway entrance

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Mexican artist Julio Carrasco Bretón, one of the most prominent representatives of mural painting donated a 2x6 m artwork to Budapest city. The artwork was handed over to Budapest city officials by Mexican ambassador to Hungary Isabel Bárbara Téllez Rosete and the artist himself at the Eastern Railway Station's subway entrance.

The artwork that depicts the treasures of Mexican textile art will be on permanent display at the subway entrance.

Ambassador to Hungary Isabel Bárbara Téllez Rosete

Julio Carrasco Bretón donated his work to Budapest city council in February this year as part of an exhibition of his works in the Budapest History Museum Art Gallery.

The Mexican artist has created about fifty mural paintings so far mostly for universities, government offices, public and private cultural institutions; his works are in display in Mexico, Spain, Italy, Bulgaria and Canada.

Julio Carrasco Bretón was born in 1950 in Mexico City. He studied chemical engineering at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, graduating with honors in 1975. He studied painting with Lino Picaseno at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas. In 1977, he began studying for a masters in the philosophy of science. With this mixed background, he has since given classes in art, philosophy and chemistry at UNAM.

He has had solo and group exhibitions since 1973. He works alternately in Paris and in Mexico.

(MTI - wikipedia -


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