Wilshire Blvd Temple
"Following his beloved Umbrian precedents, Ballin has endeavored to present his story simply, so that he who sits may read. The distance of the works from the spectator called for boldness of handling rather than minute finish. Generous use of gold leaf aids the silhouette of individual figures set forth in strong reds, greens and blues. Realism and symbolism interpenetrate easily throughout the works." Arthur Millier, Los Angeles Times, June 2nd, 1929.
Follow this path to explore Hugo Ballin's move to Los Angeles, his years as a filmmaker and how he integrated strategies from filmmaking into his murals at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple.
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