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  1. 1. DIEGO RIVERA:Murals for The Museum of Modern Art Farjana Miah
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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)
  4. 4. 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)
  5. 5. Renaissance fresco• Italy – Da Vinci and Michelangelo• Mural painting types• Done on plasters on walls or ceilings • National Palace in Mexico City
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Indian warrior(1931)
  8. 8. Agrarian Leader Zapata (1931)
  9. 9. Uprising (1931)
  10. 10. Man at Crossroads
  11. 11. Cont’d.
  12. 12. Frozen Assets
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