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David Alfaro Siqueiros
Landscape in Red (Paisaje en rojo)
Acrylic on board

26 3/4 x 41 x 1 1/2 inches
The Bernard and Edith Lewin Collection of Mexican Art (AC1997.LWN.431)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Excerpt from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art:

Landscape in Red (Paisaje en rojo), 1969
Curator Notes

Landscape in Red (Paisaje en rojo) is an intense composition that demonstrates David Alfaro Siqueiros’s remarkable paint handling and his ability to convey emotion through color and form. Siqueiros was a lifelong revolutionary whose creative expression remained directly tied to political activism. He not only produced an influential body of political-artistic theory but also was the most technically innovative of the Mexican muralists known as ’Los Tres Grandes’ (the Big Three), which also included Diego Rivera (1886-1957) and José Clemente Orozco (1883-1949).

In 1932, Siqueiros taught a class in mural painting in Los Angeles at the Chouinard School of Art. Jackson Pollock (1930-1992) studied at his Experimental Workshop in New York in 1936, and Pollock’s famous drip technique has been linked to Siqueiros’s earlier, related explorations.

Ilona Katzew, 2008


Nieto, Margarita.  Mexican Masterpieces from the Bernard and Edith Lewin Collection.  Los Angeles:  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1997.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  New York: Thames and Hudson, 2003.


Additional Information

David Alfaro Siqueiros: Selected Biographies on Art in Context

David Alfaro Siqueiros: Related Links on Art in Context


David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican, (1886-1974)
b. December 29, 1896, Santa Rosalía de Camargo, Mexico
d. 1974

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