The Art of Depression #1


Frozen Assets
(Diego Rivera; 1931)

2 comments:

Dan said...

What is the lone watchman guarding, is that people laying on the floor sleeping? I like the work overall, the layers are very interesting and a novel thing to see.

Tom Sutpen said...

Dan asked:

What is the lone watchman guarding, is that people laying on the floor sleeping?

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Considering the artist, I would assume the watchman is standing guard over Capital.

I like the work overall, the layers are very interesting and a novel thing to see.

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With the above-ground/underground juxtaposition, it's kind of obvious that Diego Rivera saw "Metropolis". Actually, I'm a little amazed, now that I think about it, how much of the imagery in his murals comes out of that film.