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Painting on the left : Diego Rivera, radical politics, and San Francisco's public murals

Author: Anthony W Lee
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the 1930s San Francisco's most ambitious public murals were painted by artists on the left. In this study, Anthony Lee shows how these painters, led by Diego Rivera, sought to transform murals into a vehicle for their rejection of the economic and political status quo and their support of labor and radical ideologies, including Communism. In addressing these subjects, the mural painters developed a new
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Named Person: Diego Rivera; Diego Rivera; Diego Rivera; Diego Rivera; Diego Rivera
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony W Lee
ISBN: 0520211332 9780520211339 0520219775 9780520219779
OCLC Number: 39002601
Description: xx, 264 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: When murals became public --
Museums, murals, and municipal culture --
Allegories of California --
Making a fresco, showing another public --
Revolution on the walls and in the streets --
Federal patronizing --
Artists, unite! --
Labor and loss.
Responsibility: Anthony W. Lee.
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The boldly political mural projects of Diego Rivera and other leftist artists in San Francisco during the 1930s and early 1940s are the focus of this book. Of special interest are works by Rivera  Read more...

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"Besides being a nice piece of social art history, "Painting on the Left is an excellent guide to the city's major murals from the 1930s.--"San Francisco Bay Guardian

 
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when potilitics merges with tonal idioms

by sreelesh (WorldCat user published 2007-03-01) Excellent Permalink
Anothy w Lee, capures the minute details in the creative life of the celebrated painter Deigeo Rivera as a painter whose life is borded up on political activism. the author has pulled off a great feat of success by not simply placing him only as a activist but pointing the voiclanic erruption of creativity...
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