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dc.coverage.spatialSite: New York, New York, United Statesen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1930-1941 (creation); 2009-2011 (restoration)en_US
dc.creatorSert y Badiá, José Mariáen_US
dc.creatorBrangwyn, Franken_US
dc.date1930-1941en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-31T16:12:38Z
dc.date.available2013-12-31T16:12:38Z
dc.date.issued1930-1941en_US
dc.identifier245206en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2850en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/153644
dc.descriptionSouth stairwell by Sert; Sert was a Catalan Spanish muralist, the son of an affluent textile industry family and friend of Salvador Dalí. He was particularly known for his grisaille style, often in gold and black. His “American Progress” mural (1937) in the main lobby replaced Diego Rivera’s controversial homage to Lenin. Sert's mural depicts the country’s growth and shows statues of creative muses hauled by laboring strongmen. Lincoln, Emerson, and Gandhi lend a hand. "Time" was painted on the ceiling (5,000 sq ft; 1941). "Spirit of the Dance" was painted in the north hall (25 x 17 ft; 1941). Other murals line the stairwells and corridors. Titles include "Man's Triumph In Communication" (1933); "Abolition of War" (1933); "Abolition of Bondage" (1933); "Conquest of Disease" (1933). Four murals by Frank Brangwyn were commissioned for the south hall, 1930-1934. Brangwyn's theme was man's search for the eternal truth through Christ's teachings. The murals, which had darkened under varnish, were restored in 2009-2011 and the lobby repainted to match the original ivory colors. Source: Rockefeller Center [website]; http://www.rockefellercenter.com/ (accessed 4/29/2013)en_US
dc.format.mediumoil paint and tempera paint on canvas (mounted to the wall)en_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectallegoryen_US
dc.subjectcycles or seriesen_US
dc.subjectprogressen_US
dc.subjecttechnologyen_US
dc.subjectmedicineen_US
dc.subjectTwentieth centuryen_US
dc.titleRCA Building Murals (by Sert and Brangwyn)en_US
dc.title.alternativeAmerican Progress, the Triumph of Man's Accomplishments Through Physical and Mental Laboren_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode6A2-SJM-MCMW-A67en_US
vra.culturalContextAmericanen_US
vra.techniqueoil painting (technique), painting and painting techniquesen_US
vra.worktypemural painting (visual work)en_US
dc.contributor.displayFrank Brangwyn (British muralist, 1867-1956); José Mariá Sert y Badiá (Spanish muralist, ca. 1874-1945)en_US


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