Dieago Rivera

My artist name is Diego Rivera he is a Mexican painter who made murals on social

themes and who was one of Mexico's greatest artists. He was born in Guanajuato and

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went to school at the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts , in Mexico City. he studied

painting in Europe between 1907 and 1921, studying the cubist forms of the French

painters Paul Cezanne and Pablo Picasso.

In 1921 Riviera went back to to Mexico and took a prominent part in revival of mural

painting initiated by artists and sponsored by the government . He thought that art should

serve the working people and be available to them to see, he worked on painting

big frescoes, dealing with the history and social problems of Mexico, on the walls of

public buldings.His works during 1930s included frescoes the Ministry of Educational

Mexico City and in the National Agricultural School in Chapingo. Rivera was an active

member of the Mexican Communist party , and he painted murals in the National Palace ,

Mexico City 1929, and the Palace Cortes , Cuernavaca in1930 .In 1929 Riviera married

Frida Kahlo who is now considered to have been one of the 20th centurys greatest


I think what I like the most the murals that he painted I liked how he drew the

Indian people their faces the scenery , the palace and his style. Riviera’s murals are full of

archeological detail and painted in sharply outlined , linear style. Most of them have

clear , three dimensional figures in a small space ,. Rivera also made neat easel paintings

and portraits and designed and built his Mexico City house , the Anahuacalli, which is

now a museum home tothe huge collection of pre-Columbian art that he left for

Mexican people to view whenever . I liked the water colors that Riviera used for the

murals and the way he painted the pictures . I imagine take him a long time to draw the

murals and paint them an…


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