The Electric Forest

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The Electric Forest

David A. Siqueiros (Mexican, 1896-1974)


The foreboding quality of the forest and the three tiny spotlighted figures, frozen in poses of fright and struggle, suggest the aftermath of a disaster.

The use of the explosive material pyroxylin, a fast drying duco, is in keeping with the artist's image of forces beyond man's control.

Object Information

artist
David A. Siqueiros (Mexican, 1896-1974)
materials
duco on cardboard
dimensions
27 x 34 in. (canvas)
28 x 35 x 1-1/2 in. (framed)
accession number
46.74
credit line
Gift in memory of Ann Tyndall Durham
copyright
© David Alfaro Siqueiros/Artists Rights Society (ARS)
collection
American Painting and Sculpture to 1945
colors