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The collection includes works by such prominent artists as Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros
In May of that year the painter David Alfaro Siqueiros
had led a party of Soviet-controlled terrorists in a failed shooting attack on Trotsky's residence.
Villaraigosa and Councilmember Jose Huizar will join Getty leadership to announce a public-private partnership to finalize conservation efforts and provide public access to the mural America Tropical, which was originally painted in 1932 by David Alfaro Siqueiros
Marsden Hartley was well aware of his contemporaries, the Mexican social-realist muralists Jose Clemente Orozco (1883-1949), Diego Rivera (1886-1957) and David Alfaro Siqueiros
As a young man of modest origins and radical convictions--the Brooklyn-born artist dropped out of high school and went into the Navy for want of anything better--Held had been interested in the muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros
and considered going to Mexico to study with him.
Bringing together the immortal muralists, mellow sculptors and surrealist outcasts, the National Homage avoids the trap of focusing on the Big Three of Mexican fine art--Diego Rivera, Jose David Alfaro Siqueiros
and Jose Clemente Orozco.
While David Alfaro Siqueiros
is recognised as a longtime leftist who unapologetically put his art in the service of Communist Party politics, painting furiously for social and political change, spending time in prison for his beliefs, even casting the brush aside and taking part in an attempt to assassinate Trotsky, and while Diego Rivera, especially during the last phases of his career, is understood as a mythmaker who offered a nostalgic view of Mexico's revolutionary history, imagining a world that was diametrically opposed to a messy and broken Mexican modernity, Orozco is something of a mystery.
The group points to two actors in particular - Alfredo Molina, who plays Diego Rivera, was born in England and is of Spanish and Italian descent, and Antonio Banderas, who plays David Alfaro Siqueiros
, is Spanish.
Jose Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros
were emblazoning walls with indigenous symbols and revolutionary themes.
Led by Ramon Siqueiros III, a descendant of the famous Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros
, the group wants a piece of the lucrative US$52 billion U.
America Tropical was painted by Mexican artist David Alfaro Siqueiros
in 1932 on the outside second-story wall of Olvera Street's Italian Hall.
Meanwhile, the various realist movements that in the '20s and '30s offered a counternarrative to the modernist mainstream still remain a hot potato--thus the piling up in a single gallery of the Mexican muralists Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros
, the Neue Sachlichkeit painters Otto Dix and George Grosz, plus Oskar Schlemmer, Max Beckmann, and, most bizarrely, Jacob Lawrence.
Along the way, he studied the ideas to be found in the work of such experimental artists as Albert Pinkham Ryder, and Mexican painters, David Alfaro Siqueiros
and Jose Clemente Orozco.
Drawing inspiration from the powerful murals of Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros
, Chicano muralists adopted mythic Mexican symbols to evoke cultural pride.