Diego Rivera was born Diego Maria Concepcion Juan Nepomuceno
Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodriguez on December 8,
1886 in Guanajautu, Mexico.
In 1892 Rivera and his family moved to Mexico City where he attended
Carpantier Catholic College.
His father wanted him to join the military but he decided to start taking
art classes and the San Carlos University of Art.
Significant Events That Affected Rivera’s Work:
Golden Gate International Exposition
Diego received a very full education from some of the world’s most
prestigious artists and art schools such as:
San Carlos Academy of Art
A government scholarship to study abroad
Jose Maria Velasco
Rivera experimented with many types of art styles:
Painted Murals reflecting Mexican Life
Random Cubist Example:
Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park:
Painted as a mural representing Mexico City’s first city Park.
Portrait of Lupe Marin: Portrait of Rivera’s over jealous wife.
Flower Day: Portrayed everyday Mexican life and labor.
Two women and a Child: Represents Mexican Renaissance,
and the cultures and traditions of the Mexican identity.
Great Works of
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/504901/Diego-Rivera Encyclopedia Britannica
http://www.abcgallery.com/R/rivera/riverabio.html ABC Gallery
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_was_Diego_Rivera's_artistic_style Wiki Answers
http://www.brownpride.com/history/history.asp?a=diegorivera/rivera_dream Painting Review
http://lisawallerrogers.wordpress.com/tag/portrait-of-lupe-marin-by-diego-rivera/ Lisa’s History
http://deyoung.famsf.org/blog/framework-two-women-and-child-diego-rivera de Young
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