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Diego Rivera’s 1941 painting El Vendedor De Alcatraces is a resilent and proud reproduction of the likeness of a Mexican peasant quite literally shouldering his burden. The preeminent Mexican painter, most renowned for his use and reinvigoration of the indigenous Mural style, was also the husband of the prominent Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. The pair’s turbulent relationship spurred prodigious creative output on the part of both. Famous for his large-scale fresco works, Rivera’s Man at the Crossroads, commissioned and started in 1933 for the Rockefeller Center in New York City, was destroyed after members of the public and commissioning body erupted in anger at the depiction of Lenin. A fervent Marxist, Rivera’s life’s works were suffused with a concern for working conditions and the benefits of industry. Rivera’s powerful and resonant images often are littered with figurative reproductions of the whole gamut of professions, crafts, and talents of industrial life, all uniting into a utopian system of productivity. El Vendedor De Alcatraces is no exception.
This vivid reproduction of the likeness of a Mexican peasant is rendered in totemic, local colors, the stylized form of the hunched man bearing a great load appears almost akin to a coiled spring. Brimming with vitality and promise, yet weighed down by a lifetime of subservience, Rivera’s subject is a characteristic icon of Mexico’s history and social problems. Striving to portray his themes and concerns in a form that would be accessible to illiterate peasants with no schooling in art, Rivera’s propagandistic images are memorable agitations towards revolutionary politics. Having honed his talents amongst Picasso and Modigliani in Montparnasse in the early 1900s, Rivera’s work expressed a socialist utopian dream of world revolution, anchored in the local traditions and modes of representations that ensure unity is expressed in true diversity.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of El Vendedor De Alcatraces, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of El Vendedor De Alcatraces that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.
Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure plastic tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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