Ely De Vescovi
(1910 - 1998)
Ely De Vescovi was active/lived in California / Mexico. Ely De Vescovi is known for portrait and landscape painting, muralist.
A pupil and assistant of muralist Diego Rivera in Mexico City, she completed public murals commissioned by the Mexican government and made revolutionary discoveries relative to fresco techniques.
Her first work with Rivera was recreating in Mexico his mural, "Man at the Crossroads," that had been destroyed out of protest in Rockefeller Center in New York because it had the image of Lenin.
To solve the problem of being unable to retouch a fresco after it had dried, she devised a formula using equal parts of butanol and water that could be applied with an airbrush every four hours to keep the plaster moist. She also created a method of grinding cadmium pigments fine enough so they could be used in frescoes. For these discoveries ... Displaying 750 of 1620 characters.