Detroit Industry - North Wall by Diego Rivera (609 Piece Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle)

Detroit Industry - North Wall by Diego Rivera (609 Piece Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle)

$179.95
When the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera arrived in Detroit in 1932 to paint the walls at the Detroit Institute,...
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  • Type: 500+ Piece Puzzle
When the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera arrived in Detroit in 1932 to paint the walls at the Detroit Institute, the city was a leading industrial center of the world. But, unfortunately, the town was also hit the hardest by the Great Depression. As a result, industrial production and the workforce were a third of what they had been before the 1929 Crash.

This amazing image, part of a series in the Diego Court and painted on the North Wall, captures the manufacturing of the 1932 Ford V-8 at the Ford Motor Company's River Rouge plant.

Rivera painted all the processes related to the motor car assembly. The blast furnace glows orange and red at extreme temperatures to make molten steel. It is poured into molds to make ingots that are then milled into sheets. Every part of the assembly line is represented - from mold-making in the upper left to the final assembly in the foreground. The vignettes are accurately rendered with engineering precision, engaging us with every part of the process.

Serpentine conveyor belts and worker assembly lines are used to weave the process together. The perspective is determined by two rows of white milling machines standing like sentinels in the center of the wall.

Although he was painting in a city devastated by the Great Depression, this is not a depressing painting. Instead, Rivera focused on the production's modernistic and high-tech side and its impact on workers. He captures in the mural panels the technology of the Rouge, the brilliant flow of manufacture and transportation that governed the entire factory, and the tension on the determined faces of workers caused by performing the string of repetitive tasks at maximum speed.

Visitors to the Detroit Institute of Arts can see these remarkable, historic murals in person. In addition, the museum offers a multimedia tour of the murals, available in Spanish and English, and guided tours of the museum.
The perfect gift for wooden jigsaw puzzlers, modern art enthusiasts, and Diego Rivera fans, this traditional adult wooden jigsaw puzzle can be done time and again. Our wooden jigsaw puzzle artists have included many labor-related whimsy puzzle pieces that match the theme of the painting, and we have integrated them in ways that will delight and surprise you as you put the wooden jigsaw puzzle together.
 
  • Panoramic Puzzle
  • Includes a Bonus Poster to Guide Assembly
  • Number of Puzzle Pieces: 609
  • Completed Puzzle Size: 28" X 11"
  • Artist: © Diego Rivera/ Detroit Institute
  • Serial #: NP22-609-467
  • Wood Thickness: 4mm
  • Cut Style: Victorian
  • Difficulty: Level 3
  • Made in the USA