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CaptionPacifica was the greatest of the Pacific Unity sculptures which created much excitement at the last great world's fair held in 1938 and 1939 and called the Golden Gate International Exposition. Millions of people who came to share in Treasure Island's spectacular celebration and vision of the peoples and cultures of the Pacific united through the arts and not might. ******* In 1931 Mexican muralist Diego Rivera had visited San Francisco during the Twenties and Thirties Rivera and other muralists exerted a tremendous influence upon representational art in the United States. The center of progressive art in San Francisco and Rivera's local headquarters was the California School of Fine Arts now the San Francisco Art Institute where many of the GGIE's artists studied and taught. The Pacific Unity sculptures pay tribute to the common man; their proportions which are heroic; and their stripped-down streamlined look. They lack the conventional embellishments that often characterized American monumental sculpture especially sculpture for world's fairs which used classical mythology as its muse.
HeadlinePacifica: symbol of unity
KeywordsDiego-Rivera Worldsfair Golden-Gate-International-Exposition
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