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Famous Artists

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Famous Paintings in 3D



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Detroit Industry.

Name: Detroit Industry.
Artist: Diego Rivera
Location: North Wall, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit.
Year: 1932

In 1932, at the height of the Great Depression, Rivera arrived in Detroit, where, at the behest of Henry Ford, he began a mural dedicated to the American worker on the walls of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Completed in 1933, the piece depicted industrial life in the United States, concentrating on the car plant workers of Detroit. Rivera's radical politics and independent nature had begun to draw criticism during his early years in America. Though the mural was the focus of much controversy, Edsel Ford, Henry's son, defended the work and it remains today Rivera's most significant painting in America. Here is a detail from the North wall.

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