There are multiple art mediums that may be utilized. The book used for class specifically outlines painting and printmaking in chapters 5 and 6. Of the two mediums, painting seems to be a more effective medium. Diego Rivera is one specific artist that utilizes this method. The book reveals the paintings entitled The Making of a Fresco and Showing The Building of a City. For this report I have chose to utilize another painting by Diego. The work by Diego Rivera entitled Allegory of California is a great fresco painting.
The first U.S. fresco painting by Diego Rivera was created in 1931. This work is entitled Allegory of California. The painting is located in San Francisco, California. It specifically dwells in the City Club of San Francisco. It is painted on the wall and ceiling of the stairwell. The painting takes up the 10th and 11th floor of this building. (Zakheim) The specific dimensions of this painting include 43.82 square meters. In addition, this fresco was Diego Rivera's first commissioned work in California.
The mural by Diego Rivera was derived with a specific concept. Diego attempted to represent California with the painting, Allegory of California. (Martin) This representation is outlined by the large figure in the painting. The figure displays two hands.
[...] Each represents California's rich natural and human resources. (Martin) The left hand reveals the treasures or resources of California that grow on the surface. The right hand searches the earth for hidden resources. Diego Rivera displays specific individuals in the painting. These individuals include James Wilson Marshall, Luther Burbank, and Helen Wills. James Wilson Marshall is a miner. In the picture he is seen looking for gold with another individual. (Martin) Luther Burbank is a celebrated botanist. He is depicted examining the plant life in the picture. [...]
[...] The two story mural located in the City Club of San Francisco wonderfully represents California. In addition, Rivera's life led perfectly to this work. This includes his work as a child to his studies as an adult. Works Cited Martin, Mary-Anne. Study for Allegory of California, San Francisco Stock Exchange. Mexico: MAMFA Print . Shelokhonov , Steve . Biography for Diego Rivera. IMDB Web . Wiley, Sr. Lucia. The Art of Fresco: Painting Technique. Mexico: Muralist.org Web . Zakheim, Masha. Allegory of California. San Francisco: 1998. Print . [...]
[...] He was also encouraged by his nanny. She was an Indian lady named. Antonia. Many say that she was the inspiration for some of his paintings. (Shelokhonov) Diego has lived many places. From his birthplace of Guanajuato, Mexico he moved to Mexico City in 1892. From 1907-1921 he lived in Europe. The specific places he lived in Europe were Madrid and Paris. During the 1930's he lived in the United States. (Shelokhonov) While in the United States he lived in Detroit, New York and California. [...]
[...] Allegory of California by Diego Rivera There are multiple art mediums that may be utilized. The book used for class specifically outlines painting and printmaking in chapters 5 and 6. Of the two mediums, painting seems to be a more effective medium. Diego Rivera is one specific artist that utilizes this method. The book reveals the paintings entitled The Making of a Fresco and Showing The Building of a City. For this report I have chose to utilize another painting by Diego. [...]
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