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Detroit Industry Murals

One of the most impressive parts in the Detroit Art Institute is undoubtedly the court with the frescoes of the Mexican artist Diego Rivera (1886-1957).
Diego Rivera is especially famous for his enormous frescoes, which often portray historical scenes in which Rivera's social involvement was expressed.
The Detroit Industry Murals were painted in 1932 and 1933. A series of frescoes consisting of twenty-seven panels depicting industry at the Ford Motor Company. Together they surround the Rivera Court at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
The murals assert the benefits of industrial processes, but also warn against the destructive side effects. Rivera also reminds us in our work of our roots in nature.

The immense work that covers the four walls of the court cannot be captured in one photograph. I will try to give an impression with three of the 70 photographs that I made of the frescoes of this fascinating work that in 2014 acquired the status of National Historic.

The main photo shows how a group of visitors admiring the frescos.
The first workshop shows the murals of the south wall.
"On the south wall, the wall of light, the exterior of things, and the automotive panel. in the upper center, this is painting, upholstering and the final assembly where the chassis is joined to the body On the south wall, the wall of light, the exterior of things, Rivera painted the assembly of the body of the car on the south automotive panel. The parts stamped out at the stamping press on the right then are welded in the welding buck in the upper center. Surrounding this image are painting, upholstering and the final assembly where the chassis is joined to the body. At the end of the assembly line is a finished tiny red car..
(source: www.khanacademy.org)
The second workshop is a panorama view where three sides of the room are visible.

■ Main picture: ◄ Admiring Detroit Industry Murals ►
■ Workshop 1: ◄ South wall Detroit Industry Murals ►
■ Workshop 2: ◄ Panorama Detroit Industry Murals ►

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