Landscape in Red (Paisaje en rojo)

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Landscape in Red (Paisaje en rojo)

Mexico, 1969
Paintings
Acrylic on board
Frame: 26 3/4 × 41 × 1 1/2 in. (67.95 × 104.14 × 3.81 cm)
The Bernard and Edith Lewin Collection of Mexican Art (AC1997.LWN.431)
Not currently on public view

Curator Notes

Landscape in Red (Paisaje en rojo) is an intense composition that demonstrates David Alfaro Siqueiros's remarkable paint handling and his ability to convey emotion through color and form....
Landscape in Red (Paisaje en rojo) is an intense composition that demonstrates David Alfaro Siqueiros's remarkable paint handling and his ability to convey emotion through color and form. Siqueiros was a lifelong revolutionary whose creative expression remained directly tied to political activism. He not only produced an influential body of political-artistic theory but also was the most technically innovative of the Mexican muralists known as 'Los Tres Grandes' (the Big Three), which also included Diego Rivera (1886-1957) and José Clemente Orozco (1883-1949).

In 1932, Siqueiros taught a class in mural painting in Los Angeles at the Chouinard School of Art. Jackson Pollock (1930-1992) studied at his Experimental Workshop in New York in 1936, and Pollock's famous drip technique has been linked to Siqueiros's earlier, related explorations.

Ilona Katzew, 2008
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Bibliography

  • Nieto, Margarita.  Mexican Masterpieces from the Bernard and Edith Lewin Collection.  Los Angeles:  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1997.
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  New York: Thames and Hudson, 2003.