2/5/17 As I am beginning to further research different street artists and...
Petr Pavlensky is a Russian performance artist whose art focuses on protesting the political acts within the country.
David Zinn is a local artist from Ann Arbor, Michigan who loves to create chalk art to allow his viewers to look down and feel up. His most loved character is Sluggo, the green monster depicted here.
David Alfaro Siqueiros, Jose Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera
José Clemente Orozco specialized in political murals that established the Mexican Mural Renaissance. Orozco was the most complex of Los Tres Grandes and was well known for his portrayal of human suffering and the juxtaposition of machines and life. Due to a childhood accident, Orozco doesn't have a left hand!
The husband of famous artist Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera is well known for his refection of every day life in his artwork. His work depicted the lives of the working class and the native people of Mexico.
Siqueiros is well known for his mural work in frescoes with undertones of his communistic ideals. He is also credited with having taught Jackson Pollcuk famous drip and pour techniques.
“Since the early twentieth century, mural art in urban landscapes and institutional spaces in Mexico and the United States have been the sites of extraordinary creativity and intense controversy. This course begins with a focus on the work of José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros, who began their careers in Mexico, but who also produced significant and highly politicized art in the US. We will analyze many reproductions of Rivera’s and Orozco’s art and view documentaries and feature films that illustrate aspects of their lives. We will study how their work has influenced later generations of Latino/a mural and graffiti artists in the United States.”