Mexican artist Diego Rivera, who lived between 1886 and 1957, revived the art of fresco in Latin America and the United States.
Defying his father, who wanted him to enter the Rivera Military Academy, he began taking night classes at the San Carlos Academy in Mexico City from 1896, where he met the famous landscaper José María Velasco.
As a Marxist, Rivera joined the Mexican Communist Party in 1922. In the 1930s, he hosted the Russian exile Leon Trotsky and his wife at his home in Mexico City.
Rivera completed her studies in 1905 and the following year exhibited more than two dozen paintings at the annual San Carlos Academy art show. One of his works from this period, "La Era" or "The Threshing", showcases elements of Impressionism in the play of light and shadow and the artist's distinctive use of colour.
Diego Rivera Painting Technique, Style
Focusing on recent political events such as the Mexican Revolution and the Russian Revolution of 1917, he took a new direction while foregrounding his ideological views. His paintings began to depict the working class with elements of Mexican heritage. A trip to Italy in 1920 sparked the artist's interest in Renaissance frescoes, and when he returned to Mexico the following year, he became involved in mural painting. He began work on a series of murals commissioned for the Palace of Cortez in Cuernavaca. His paintings began to depict the working class with elements of Mexican heritage. A trip to Italy in 1920 increased the artist's interest in Renaissance frescoes, and when he returned to Mexico the following year, he became involved in mural painting again. He also founded the Revolutionary Union of Technical Workers, Painters and Sculptors. He then launched a series of frescoes in 1922, "Ballad of the Proletarian Revolution," that focused on Mexican society and the country's revolutionary past, which he would not complete until 1928. The artist took part in a delegation to the Soviet Union in 1927 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the October Revolution.
American architect Timothy Pflueger brought the artist to San Francisco at the offer of some commissions. Rivera's trip to California coincided with the first major show of his work in the United States. Rivera painted three murals in San Francisco from 1930 to 1931.
Throughout his life, Rivera remained a central force in the development of national art in Mexico. However, perhaps one of his greatest legacies was his influence on America's understanding of public art. While Rivera depicted scenes of American life in public buildings, Franklin Delano was the initial inspiration for Roosevelt's WPA program. Rivera's political ideas and painting style continue to influence hundreds of American artists who can find work through the WPA.
Having been married to the famous Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Rivera reflected her revolutionary personality in her art.
Diego Rivera Famous Works, Paintings
While he died at the age of 71; He left works on The House on the Bridge (1909), After the Storm (1910), The Alarm Clock (1914), El Rastro (1915), Detroit Industry, The South Wall (1933) and many more.
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