Friday, September 01, 2006

In Honor of Labor

Detroit Industry, South Wall, 1932-33 by Diego Rivera, The Detroit Institute of Arts.

Rivera was at the height of his popularity when he was commissioned to create two large murals representing the auto industry. As a follower of Trotsky, Rivera took the opportunity to celebrate all workers and their important contribution to American Industry.

1 comment:

Maia C said...

The Rivera murals are all by themselves worth a trip to Detroit to see. I visit the DIA regularly, and I always see something more when I look at the murals.

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