Sunday, October 23, 2016

New Deal Art: "Justice Tempered with Mercy" and "Contemporary Justice and Woman"

Above: "Justice Tempered with Mercy," an oil painting & mural study by Emil Bisttram (1895-1976), created while he was in the New Deal's Treasury Relief Art Project, ca. 1936. In the early 1930s, Bisttram studied with painter Diego Rivera in Mexico. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Above: Another mural study by Bisttram, this time for of the New Deal's Treasury Section of Painting and Sculpture, 1936. Bisttram co-founded the Taos Art Association (today called the Taos Center for the Arts). Image courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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