CC), the Brigada Ramona Parra (BRP) was arguably the most remarkable of these organizations, as its members re-imagined the limits of. Ramona Parra (–) was a Chilean communist. She was shot to death during a studies in evening courses. Failed to graduate. The muralist brigade of the Communist Party of Chile is named Brigada Ramona Parra in her honor. Ramona Aurelia Parra Alarcón​​ (28 de mayo de — 28 de enero de ) fue una En la década del 60 surgen las Brigadas Ramona Parra en su homenaje. En , Víctor Jara le dedica una Canción titulada BRP, con música de.

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To talk about the BRP is to go back quite a few years.

It began in the ‘s during one of the worst periods of Chilean politics. There was a general strike, and of course with that, came brigqda on the downtown streets of Santiago, the capital of Chile.


During that protest, a young woman named Ramona Parra was shot to death. Her name was proudly taken to identify this artistic movement.

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This brigade operated illegaly most of the time filling the street walls of Santiago with art and political propaganda demanding the acomplishment of human rights. It was now legal to decorate those btigada street walls.

The movement suffered a huge blow in The fascist military overthrew the democratic government, persecuting and eliminating anyone who opposed them. For many years, the bloodshed of thousands of Chileans covered the streets of this country.

In the mid ‘s murals started to appear.

It was a new generation of young artists, the ones who had never felt democracy. With their brushes and spray cans they began to contradict the military regime.

It was in the late ‘s when the “Coordinadora de Murales” Muralist Coordinador was formed to organize all the different muralist groups that needed an official representation. The BRP ramina of course part of the “Coordinadora”.



Chile was preparing for a plebiscite, and a mass political campaign started from both sides: It was clear that the muralist movement had contributed tremendously towards the “No” victory in October of The streets of Chile were filled with No slogans.

Murals became a normal sight and so was the acceptance of the general public.

I remember reading on the walls ” That’s exactly what occurred in Chile, today you can still appreciate popular art that is expressed through the ever lasting gigantic dimensions of murals. Art Crimes Front Page.