He will work under me personally in my present project which I am executing at the National Palace of Mexico City. This favor may be a contribution to the culture of our united nations. In appreciation of whatever can be done, I remain, Sincerely, Diego Rivera . This was to be DeGrazia's first big exhibition. In , DeGrazia was hired by Lou Witzeman , editor and chief at the University of Arizona, for a mural project in exchange for the cost of art supplies for the project.
Witzeman gave him the freedom to paint whatever subject he wanted in a portion of the Old Main building located in the center of campus. Since this mural painting took place two years after his apprenticeship under Diego Rivera, DeGrazia chose to paint a politically based mural.
The mural was titled, "Power of the Press. A writer for the Arizona Daily Wildcat newspaper wrote an article in regards to this mural. It is the spring of and American GIs are overseas fighting the axis powers. The artist strokes his brush on the wall about two stories tall and 15 feet wide until a mural begins to emerge. Night after night, the painter pieces together his puzzle.
The colors are dark, as are the images. Skeletons, mortarboards, books and the apocalypse fill the cinder block canvas. The skulls represent people searching for knowledge. A figure, half-machine half-skeleton, resides atop the four horses of the apocalypse, trampling over the mask of happiness. The mask of tragedy remains untouched. The figure holds the World in its right hand; from its shoulder hangs a long sheet simple titled "News. DeGrazia was rebelling against commercialism in education.
He felt that universities were growing too political, greedy, and corporate minded. DeGrazia's mural was depicting the lives lost in World War II and how the interests of businesses were what really controlled the educational system- not the educators. The arts department at the University claimed they did not give permission for Witzeman and DeGrazia to paint the mural on campus property.
It was terrible. Part of DeGrazia's thesis included the ' Color Machine ' which he built to measure the different levels of tone and pitch when music was being played. He gave the test to over students at the University of Arizona. He made each student listen to classical music, including Stravinsky's Nightingale , and Beethoven's Symphony 8.
He would stop the music in certain intervals and ask each student what colors and shapes they saw. They would then draw what shapes they had seen. In the archives at the DeGrazia Foundation, there are oral histories from some of the students who were given the Color Music Pattern Test.
At first, they could not understand how they were going to be able to see shapes and colors. Free Or Dead Atmosphere. Alive Or Dead Oxymoron. The Shaw had to go. The Massapequa Park woman noted the multitude of online listings for free pianos when she advertised it, but hoped at least someone would respond. Weeks passed, but no one called. When movers showed up to bring over the baby grand from the neighbors, they hoisted the Shaw to the street. Two days later, town trash workers took it away.
The Spinet she tried to give away is still in her home, but Watson, who learned to play from her piano teacher mother, did have one donation success. Her mother had given her a baby grand after she moved to a retirement home. Watson, an administrator for a plastic surgery practice and training program, called a piano company and was told it probably was a valuable antique.
He tuned it, took it to a thrift store and it was immediately purchased — a relief to the East Islip woman. When the Southampton Arts Center was looking for a piano, a board member knew a couple in the community looking to donate their concert-level Steinway grand.
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