Diego Rivera: The Detroit Industry Murals Wall Calendar 2021
NOW AVAILABLE! Wall Calendar 305 x 330mm (opening to 305 x 660mm); 12 beautiful monthly colour plates; Cellophane wrapped, with stiffening board. Published by the US publishing company Pomegranate.
All of Pomegranate’s calendars are printed with soy-based inks on FSC® certified paper, which means the paper has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council™ and manufactured by an FSC certified printer.
Mexican artist Diego Rivera (1886-1957) considered the Detroit Industry murals the best work of his career. Between 1932-1933 Rivera worked on the twenty-seven panels covering four walls at the Detroit Institute of Arts depict the culture of manufacturing, from its roots in agriculture and natural resources to the processing of materials and assembly of finished products. This monumental work of genius has come to symbolize the spirit of hardworking laborers as well as the advances of science. The complete murals are shown on the title page of this calendar, while each month features a close-up detail.
Note - During the right wing political backlash of McCarthyism in the 1950s, a large sign was placed in the courtyard defending the artistic merit of the murals while attacking Rivera's politics as "detestable."