Elysian Fields

 
Elysian Fields
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  • Title :     Elysian Fields
  • Artist:     Edward Dobrotka Artist Works Progress Administration Other relation
  • Accession:     TD1992.159.1
  • Country:     United States Cleveland Ohio
  • Date:     circa 1940
  • Dimensions:     Inches 34-1/4 44-1/2, Centimeters 87.0 112.4
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Paintings and Sculpture
  • Collection Theme:     WPA and the New Deal
  • Subject:     WPA/Federal Arts Project , Hitler , Mussolini , Portraits , Laborers/Workers , Figurative , New Deal
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     TD1992.159.1.JPG
  • Tags:     WPA and the New Deal~Paintings and Sculpture
Description:
Oil painting on canvas depicting a WPA work crew manned by Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini and several unidentified male figures each holding a shovel at a work site; in the foreground is a barricade and a man seated on the curb leaning on a shovel looking down at a newspaper on the street; in the background is a structure of red brick and a graveyard which is partially visible.