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  • DIEGO RIVERA:Murals for The Museum of Modern Art Farjana Miah
  • Background• Dec. 8, 1886- Nov. 24, 1957 (Age 70)• Wealthy middle class family• Wife Frida Kahlo, fellow artist• Influences on his future art work start when he goes to Europe in 1907
  • cubism (1913-1917)• Influences: Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque• Depth of field and realistic portrayal of light Sailor at Lunch (1914) Portrait of Ilya Ehrenburg (1915)
  • Post impressionism• Admired work of Paul Cézanne• Use of simple forms and shapes• Vibrant colors• Thick paint application• Real life subject (End settle on Realist style)
  • Renaissance fresco• Italy – Da Vinci and Michelangelo• Mural painting types• Done on plasters on walls or ceilings • National Palace in Mexico City
  • COMISSIONED AT MoMA• MoMA second monographic exhibition• 6 weeks before Dec. 22, 1931, given studio space• With 2 assistants, made 5 “portable murals”• Additional 3 murals using NY subjects• Themes revolved around revolution, social inequity, and social conditions of urban working class during great Depression
  • Indian warrior(1931)
  • Agrarian Leader Zapata (1931)
  • Uprising (1931)
  • Man at Crossroads
  • Cont’d.
  • Frozen Assets
  • Sources• http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=80682• http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2011/rivera/rivera s-ny.php• http://www.diego-rivera.com/• http://www.notablebiographies.com/Pu-Ro/Rivera-Diego.html• http://www.google.com/search?q=diego+rivera&ie=utf- 8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox- a• http://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2004/rivera/intro.htm• http://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/riverainfo.shtm