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Mexican Muralism


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Describes the revival of large-scale mural painting in Mexico in the 1920s and 30s. Left-wing in sentiment and essentially realist in style, its most famous exponent was Diego Rivera. It came to wider attention through a number of major decorative schemes in public buildings in the United States including Rivera's 1932–3 murals in the Detroit Institute of Arts depicting the Ford automobile plant and José Clemente Orozco's The Epic of American Civilisation at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire.

Subjects: Art — History of the Americas.


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