Making a Fresco by Diego Rivera at the San Francisco Art Institute
Diego Rivera (Mexican, 1886–1957). The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City ("Making a Fresco"), 1931. Fresco. San Francisco Art Institute.
Filling the entire end wall of the gallery, the fresco is visually divided into six sections by a trompe l’oeil wood scaffold. As the title indicates, there is a fresco within the fresco showing the building of a modern city, including portraits of many of the individuals who worked directly on the fresco or indirectly as advisors and patrons. More information>>