Murals from Zárraga
Ángel Zárraga (Durango, 1886-México City, 1945). Studied and accomplished most part of his work in Europe. Between 1942 and 1945 he worked out on the murals paintings of the Cathedral presbytery. These works were requested by the seventh Archbishop, Servant of God, Guillermo Tritschler y Córdova, who was a well knower of art. Enough is to remember that he was who authorized the construction of the “Basílica de la Purísima” here in our city.
The murals paintings in the apse are: in the Roof “Beatitudes of Christ´s Sermon on the Mount”; in the apse “Glorification of Mary under the Trinity Mystery”; in the North wall "The missionary evangelization of the “Nuevo Reino de León” and in the South wall: “The Gospel Miracles”. In this two last ones, Zárraga related biblical passages with northwest scenes.