Sunday, September 06, 2015
Diego Rivera's Murals At The Detroit Institute Of Arts
Diego Rivera was a socially committed artist whose art expressed his outspoken commitment to left-wing political causes. He often depicted the struggle of workers so I'm posting some of his work as we approach Labour Day.
Between 1932 and 1933, Rivera completed a series of twenty-seven fresco panels entitled Detroit Industry on the walls of an inner court at the Detroit Institute of Arts. It was commissioned by capitalist Edsel Ford but conceived by the Marxist artist as a tribute to the city's industries and labor force. Rivera used the Ford motor plant in Dearborn Michigan as the model for the industry murals.