Related Objects
Current Location:
Building D (MAK) -> 1st Floor - Building D (MAK)
Location Notes:
MAK; Building D; First Floor; Left of Room D-1-136

North Wall Panel Detail from the Detroit Industry Murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Artwork
Identifier:
2015.56.4
Artist:
Diego Rivera
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Reproduction Print of Original 1932-1933 Mural
Date:
circa 2015
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 11 in Width: 14 in
Description:
A detail of Diego Rivera's automotive industry mural featuring men in overalls working on an assembly line.
Historical Context:
Diego Rivera was a Mexican artist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries known for his large-scale frescoes inspired by the Italian tradition, and for helping establish the Mexican Mural Renaissance. His works are composed of simple forms with vivid colors, inspired by both the Cubist movement as well as Post-Impressionism. The Detroit Industry Murals were painted 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.