Bring an industrious spirit to your home or office with this stretch canvas of the South Wall of the Detroit Industry Murals.
The Detroit Industry fresco cycle was conceived by Mexican muralist Diego Rivera (1886–1957) as a tribute to the city's manufacturing base and labor force of the 1930s. Rivera completed the twenty-seven panel work in eleven months, from April 1932 to March 1933. It is considered the finest example of Mexican mural art in the United States, and the artist thought it the best work of his career.
Rivera was a Marxist who believed that art belonged on public walls rather than in private galleries. He found his medium in the fresco, where paint is applied to wet plaster. Its vast size allowed him to explore grand and complex themes, which would be accessible to a large audience. In Mexico, Rivera's murals tied modern Mexican culture to its indigenous roots, revealing the ancient Indian cultures as Mexico's true heritage. Similarly, Rivera's Detroit Industry murals depict industry and technology as the indigenous culture of Detroit.
Dimensions: Approximately 60 x 30 inches.
Canvas Wall Art prints of the Diego Rivera Murals are available as a special order. Ship-to-Store and Shipping options available. Once your order is placed, a representative will contact you regarding delivery options. If you elect Ship-to-Store, you can pick up your order at the museum and the shipping fee will be waived. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.