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Diego Rivera

Shade Trees with House and Figures, circa, 1935

Ink and watercolor heightened with white on laid paper
19 1/8 × 25 5/8 in
48.6 × 65.1 cm
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About the work
D
Doyle

(48.5 x 65 cm)

Condition: Old tear upper right corner, 3 inches (repaird); toning; lightly faded; …

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(48.5 x 65 cm)

Condition: Old tear upper right corner, 3 inches (repaird); toning; lightly faded; Hinged to mount from top corners. Pinholes in corners; minor crease to lower left corner (1 inch). Dime sized tape stains in corners. PMF Italia watermark

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Signed Diego Rivera (lr)
Diego Rivera
Mexican, 1886–1957
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Inspired by Renaissance frescoes and motivated by a conviction in the value of public art, Diego Rivera found his calling as a muralist. A visit to the Soviet Union informed his signature earth-toned, Social Realist style. In accordance with his Marxist views, he “made the masses the heroes of monumental art,” painting narrative scenes championing indigenous Mexican culture and workers who toiled in the name of progress. Detroit Industry (1932-3), a 27-panel tribute to the city’s labor force, reveals Rivera’s interest in the form and function of industrial technology. While his concern for the working class resonated in the United States, his inclusion of a portrait of Lenin in Man at the Crossroads (1933), a mural commissioned for Rockefeller Center in New York City, proved highly controversial.

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About the work
D
Doyle

(48.5 x 65 cm)

Condition: Old tear upper right corner, 3 inches (repaird); toning; lightly faded; …

Read more

(48.5 x 65 cm)

Condition: Old tear upper right corner, 3 inches (repaird); toning; lightly faded; Hinged to mount from top corners. Pinholes in corners; minor crease to lower left corner (1 inch). Dime sized tape stains in corners. PMF Italia watermark

Signature
Signed Diego Rivera (lr)
Diego Rivera
Mexican, 1886–1957
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Inspired by Renaissance frescoes and motivated by a conviction in the value of public art, Diego Rivera found his calling as a muralist. A visit to the Soviet Union informed his signature earth-toned, Social Realist style. In accordance with his Marxist views, he “made the masses the heroes of monumental art,” painting narrative scenes championing indigenous Mexican culture and workers who toiled in the name of progress. Detroit Industry (1932-3), a 27-panel tribute to the city’s labor force, reveals Rivera’s interest in the form and function of industrial technology. While his concern for the working class resonated in the United States, his inclusion of a portrait of Lenin in Man at the Crossroads (1933), a mural commissioned for Rockefeller Center in New York City, proved highly controversial.

Diego Rivera

Shade Trees with House and Figures, circa, 1935

Ink and watercolor heightened with white on laid paper
19 1/8 × 25 5/8 in
48.6 × 65.1 cm
Bidding closed
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