European Artist at the Dawn of the Mexican Revolution : Notes on Diego Rivera

Dec. 8 is the birthday of an artist whose studies of Italian, French and Spanish paintings evolved into a mural style that is seen as distinctly Mexican.

Rivera, “Portrait of Adolfo Best Maguard,” 1913. Museo Nacional de Arte (MUNAL), Mexico City, Mexico
Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata, accompanied by generals, in Mexico City, 1914. Wikimedia copy of photo in public domain.
Left, a 1914 Rivera painting of the Eiffel Tower, Wikiart image of work held in a private collection. Right, a 1911 Delaunay painting of the tower, Guggenheim Museum, New York. Both images in public domain.
Rivera, “The Adoration of the Magi,” 1913. Wikiart copy of image in public domain.
Rivera, “Portrait of Two Women,” 1914. Wikiart copy of image in public domain.
Rivera, “Paisaje zapatista,” 1915 | Museo Nacional de Arte, INBAL | D.R. © 2019 Banco de México. Image is in public domain.

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