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Rivera : 1886-1957 : A Revolutionary Spirit in Modern Art - Andrea Kettenmann


1886-1957 : A Revolutionary Spirit in Modern Art

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Diego Rivera - A revolutionary and troublemaker.

It was as a revolutionary and troublemaker that Picasso, Dall and Andre Breton described the husband of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, but he was also responsible for creating a public art that was both highly advanced and profoundly accessible.

From 1910 Rivera lived in Europe where he absorbed the influence of Cubism. After the Mexican revolution, however, he returned to his homeland and harnessed the lessons of the European avant-garde to the needs of the Mexican people.

His own murals, and those of the Mexican Muralists who followed his example, presented a utopian vision of a post-revolutionary Mexico.

Rivera's historical paintings expressed his interpretation of the revolution and its ideals, in a style that showed him returning to the pre-Columbian roots of Mexican culture, re-inventing a colourfully realistic visual idiom that could appeal directly to a largely illiterate people.

This is the first study which, independently of the exhibition circuit, coherently presents the work of this extraordinary artist.

Nace un artistap. 6
Los anos europeosp. 12
Pintura mural: un ideal posrevolucionariop. 22
Ideologia comunista para clientes capitalistasp. 44
Entre el reconocimiento y el escandalop. 56
El sueno de la paz y la unidad: el ultimo viajep. 76
Diego Rivera 1886-1957: Datos biograficosp. 92
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ISBN: 9783822858622
ISBN-10: 3822858625
Series: Taschen Basic Art
Audience: General
For Ages: 13+ years old
For Grades: 8 - 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st February 2001
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 18.5  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.35