Inside the Detroit Arts of Institute (aka DIA), one can find the magnificent Diego Rivera Murals spanning the whole court from top to bottom, from side to side, and from corner to corner. You don’t need to be an artist nor an art freak to understand what the massive murals are all about. Diego Rivera’s work hides no symbolisms in tiny details but he painted it that even ordinary citizens can decipher what he was trying to convey.
At first, I was awed at its size and magnificence. It’s truly impressive and beyond awesome. As I went around the court, I got the sense of his art. I suddenly felt both the workers and the machines on the wall were painstakingly working and moving along with me. It didn’t take a while that I ultimately heard the noise that comes with the industry.
Diego Rivera’s murals are visually-stunning as they are visually-symbolic for a piece of art that expressively shows birth, progress, politics, and tragedies—all in the same space, but divided into twenty-seven panels.