Fiesta by Barbara Thomas Haddaway

Fiesta by Barbara Thomas Haddaway

Fiesta

Barbara Thomas Haddaway

Title

Fiesta

 
Artist
Year
c. 1936  
Technique
gouache with graphite 
Image Size
10 1/4 x 8" image & paper 
Signature
signed in the lower left image and on the paper mat 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
titled Fiesta in graphite on paper mat 
Reference
 
Paper
thin wove mounted on wove paper 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
PMJ368 
Price
$450.00 
Description
The California Pacific International Exposition was held in San Diego's Balboa Park during May 29, 1935 through November 11, 1935, and February 12, 1936 through September 9, 1936. It was San Diego's second successful attempt to hold a World's Fair. The first was held in 1915 and many of the buildings from the original fair were used again in 1935. Two themes of the fair were progress and beauty. An exhibition committee controlled the California Pacific International Exposition so the focus of the fair turned from the history of California toward corporate interests. The modernist Ford building, emphasizing progress and consumerism, was a startling contrast to the historic Spanish influenced buildings from the earlier fair. The beauty was provided by the Zoro Garden nudist colony whose attributes could be enjoyed through knotholes in a fence. Visitors to the 1935 exposition could enjoy fourteen miles of exhibits and attractions.