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Brilliantly colored with thick texture evoking a momentary dramatic moment, "Paisaje Volcanico" (1960) is by world famous David Alfaro Siqueiros (Mexican, 1896-1974). This painting is in excellent condition, measuring 25 x 32.5 inches (63.5 x 82.5 cm) and comes framed to larger approximate dimensions listed above.

Jose David Alfaro Siqueiros 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. Works by the artist are included in the following selected Public Collections:
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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Provenance:
  • Private Collection, Florida, US.
  • Pickup Location: Florida, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 30.25 x 38.25 in. (76.84 x 97.16 cm.)
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