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Jose David Alfaro Siqueiros (December 29, 1896 in Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico - January 6, 1974 in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico) was a social realist painter and muralist. Siqueiros is best known for large murals in fresco that established the "Mexican Mural Renaissance" together with Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco. As a result of Mexico's high humidity and strong sun, oil painting did not lend itself to "Los Tres Grandes", and Siqueiros sought a more direct media. This muralist tradition led to the development of pyroxylin, a lacquer developed as automobile paint. Siqueiros organized a workshop in New York, closer to the chemical industry, expressly to develop and experiment with synthetic paints. Through his work with pyroxylin, Siqueiros is able to achieve a composition of flowing energy. In this piece, the artist depicted the paisaje volcano erupts in a cataclysm of forceful dynamism.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
The Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA)
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, D.C.)

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  • Private Florida Collection.
  • Pickup Location: Florida, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 25 x 32.5 in. (63.5 x 82.55 cm.)
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