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  Diego Rivera - MSN Encarta
Diego Rivera (1886-1957), Mexican painter who produced impressive murals with a social message and ranks as one of his country’s greatest artists.
Rivera was born on December 8, 1886, in Guanajuato, Mexico, and he attended the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts, Mexico City, where he studied painting.
Rivera was an active member of the Mexican Communist Party (see Communism), and in 1927 and 1928 he visited the Soviet Union and taught in Moscow.
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 Diego Rivera's Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Diego Rivera's art was one of the columns on which one of the strongest movements in american painting was to find support: mexican muralism.
Diego Rivera's contribution to modern mexican art was decisive in murals and conventional painting; he was a revolutionary painter who wanted to take the art to a broad audience, to the street and buildings, using a precise and direct language with a realistic style, full of social meaning.
Diego María Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez, better known as Diego Rivera, was born in the mexican city of Guanajuato, on december 8th 1886.
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 American Masters . Diego Rivera | PBS
Rivera was searching for a new form of painting, one that could express the complexities of his day and still reach a wide audience.
Rivera concerned himself primarily with the physical process of human development and the effects of technological progress.
For Rivera, the foundation of history could be seen in the working class, whose lives were spent by war and industry in the name of progress.
www.pbs.org /wnet/americanmasters/database/rivera_d.html   (910 words)

 Diego Rivera   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Diego Rivera (1886-1957) was one of Mexico 's most important painters and a major artist of the twentieth century.
By the age of twenty, Diego Rivera was an established painter.
Rivera combined this classical training with the influence of Mexican folk artist Jose Guadalupe Posada, emerging as an accomplished painter with a distinctly Mexican style by the age of sixteen.
www-personal.umich.edu /~kalentz/amcult213/diegorivera.htm   (254 words)

 Diego Rivera
Rivera plasma como personajes centrales de la obra a Posada y la Catrina, debido a que este fresco está dedicado a este gran artista, considerado él más importante grabador mexicano y a quien Rivera siempre reconoció como su gran inspiración.
Diego Rivera represented as the main figure the Calavera Catrina (the death), very elegantly dressed, with the serpent of feather -essential mythical representation of the pre-Hispanic culture of Mexico-.
Rivera takes the Catrina and Posada as the main caractheres of the work, because it is dedicated to this great artist, considered the more important Mexican engraver and Rivera always recognized him like his great inspiration.
www.proa.org /exhibicion/rivera/salas/id_rivera_catrina.html   (391 words)

 Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo
Rivera, clearly a man of excess, fell on the job with vengeance --- working on it for years, working fourteen hours a day, even, they say, sometimes falling off the scaffold with fatigue.
Rivera was a member of the Mexico Communist Party --- when they'd let him --- but, even so, he helped to bring Trotsky to Mexico in 1937.
Since Rivera had been an informant for the U. State Department, he was hurried out of Mexico, and spent a year painting a mural at Treasure Island and jawing with visitors.
www.ralphmag.org /diego-riveraZD.html   (998 words)

 99.02.06: Diego Rivera: A Man and His Murals
At age twenty, in 1907, Rivera left Mexico and arrived in Barcelona, Spain, to study with the Spanish painter Chicharro who was regarded as the leader of the younger generation of Spanish painters.
Diego Rivera was attracted to the United States most of all by the land.
Rivera agreed with his assistants and told Rockefeller that Lenin’s head would stay but that he would be glad to add the head of some great American leader such as Lincoln to another section of the mural.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1999/2/99.02.06.x.html   (4470 words)

 Amazon.ca: Diego Rivera: Books: Pete Hamill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Rivera's shabby genteel childhood; his flight to France during the 10-year Mexican Revolution, during which nearly a tenth of his countrymen died; his callous abandonment of his first wife; his ugly political gambits and high-flown society contacts; his ultimately sad relationships with both men and women--Hamill weaves it all into a fantastic read.
Diego Rivera, the man, is not nearly as well known as Diego Rivera, the magnificant muralist.
Diego Rivera was a Communist, a lout, self-indulgent, slovenly, obese, greedy, an apostate, at times lazy, at other times driven and possessed, a bounder, a satyr, ingratiating, and, above all, a genius.
www.amazon.ca /Diego-Rivera-Pete-Hamill/dp/0810932342   (1750 words)

 Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
The marriage of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo is one of the most famous alliances between artists.
Diego Rivera was born in Guanajuato Mexico in 1886, but moved to Mexico City with his family when he was eight.
It is quite ironic that Rivera, a communist, would create a mural for the greatest industrialist of the age, but the murals are subtly infused with his own ideologies.
www.eyeconart.net /history/frida-y-diego.htm   (1540 words)

 Diego Rivera
Rivera was the elder of twin boys, but his brother died at the age of two.
Rivera soon showed himself to be a precociously gifted artist and began to study in the evenings at the Academy of San Carlos at the age of ten.
Rivera's first attempt was painted in encaustic, but he soon mastered traditional fresco technique, and shed stiff European allegories in favour of a new and popular style, where the influence of the Aztecs mingled with that of Cubism and Rousseau.
www.artchive.com /artchive/R/rivera.html   (2382 words)

 A Visual Biography of Diego Rivera
Diego Rivera is considered the father of Mexican mural art and the father of modern political art in Mexico along with Guadalupe Posada.
Rivera was a very skilled painter, and as José Vasconcelos says, "everything could be forgiven to Diego because he knew how to paint with exact drawing and perfect coloring when he wanted" (Vasconcelos 227).
Diego described her paintings as revealing "an unusual energy of expression, precise delineation of character, and true serenity with a fundamental plastic honesty and artistic personality of their own" (Rivera 169).
www2.kenyon.edu /Depts/Mll/Spanish/Projects/Trejo-Zacarias/english.htm   (3368 words)

 Gale - Free Resources - Hispanic Heritage - Biographies - Diego Rivera   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
His father, Diego Rivera Acosta, also held interests in a silver mine, served as a government official, and was the editor of a liberal paper, El Democrata, that called for social reform to help the working poor.
Rivera began to experience international fame in the 1930s beginning with a one-man retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in the fall of 1931.
Rivera continued to receive commissions throughout Mexico during the 1940s and 1950s, including what is considered one his greatest works, "Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park," commissioned for the Hotel del Prado in 1947.
www.gale.com /free_resources/chh/bio/rivera_d.htm   (2695 words)

 Diego Rivera Online
Rivera's third wife was the painter Frida Kahlo.
Diego Rivera at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Diego Rivera in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database
www.artcyclopedia.com /artists/rivera_diego.html   (430 words)

 Diego Rivera
Diego Rivera was born December 8, 1886, in Guanajuato in Mexico, to Diego and Maria Barrientos Rivera.
Diego was interested in military issues, and he was especially fascinated by the Russian army and the conflict it was facing; the Tsar and the Orthodox Church versus Marxist Revolutionaries.
Diego Rivera, Leon Trotsky, and Andre Breton, 1938.
www.fbuch.com /diego.htm   (925 words)

 Diego Rivera Biography
On December 8, 1886, Diego Rivera was born in Guanajuato Mexico.
Rivera left Mexico and arrived in Barcelona, Spain, to study with the Spanish painter Chicharro, whom he studied with for two years.
Rivera believed that art should be enjoyed by everyone, especially the poor, working class people.
www.diego-rivera.org /biography.html   (595 words)

 ArtandCulture Artist: Diego Rivera   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The young Rivera won a scholarship to the Academia de San Carlos in Mexico City, and later, a stipend to study abroad.
Rivera's monumental murals at the Secretariat of Education and the Palacio Nacional present a socialist vision of Mexican history from the arrival of the conquistadores to the proletarian/agrarian uprisings of the twentieth century.
She and Rivera were the major figures in Mexican art into the 1950s.
www.artandculture.com /cgi-bin/WebObjects/ACLive.woa/wa/artist?id=336   (449 words)

 MexOnline.com Culture History - Diego Rivera - 20th-century Mexican artist
Diego Rivera was arguably one of the greatest Mexican painters of the 20th Century, and certainly the most well known.
Jose Diego Rivera Barrientos was born in Guanajuato on 8th December 1886.
Diego Rivera died in 1957 of heart failure.
www.mexonline.com /diegorivera.htm   (610 words)

 DIEGO RIVERA - PHOTO OF MURAL -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
In this case, Rivera interprets and adjusts the history to suit his beliefs.
In the lower portion of the mural, Rivera contrasts the Spanish enslavement of the Indians and the protection by the Catholic clergy of the Indians.
Rivera always chose to exaggerate in favor of his people.
www.mexconnect.com /mex_/travel/jcummings/diegomural1.html   (242 words)

 CGFA- Bio: Diego Rivera   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Diego Rivera was a Mexican painter who produced murals on social themes.
Rivera returned to Mexico in 1921 and became prominent in the country's revival of mural painting.
Greatly influenced by indigenous Mexican art, Rivera's murals are simple and bold and, as social comment, have aroused much controversy among political and religious groups in both the United States and Mexico.
cgfa.sunsite.dk /rivera/rivera_bio.htm   (147 words)

 Diego Rivera
Diego Rivera signed a contract with the Founders Society of The Detroit Institute of Arts in June of 1932 for a large fresco project entitled Detroit Industry.
The murals were dedicated in March of 1933 amidst some controversy, ranging from accusations of Communist content and sacrilegious portrayals to the unsuitability of industrial subject matter for a museum setting.
Rivera drew upon Cubism, pre-Columbian imagery, and his own interest in the machine aesthetic to create this remarkable series of frescos as a tribute to industrial advancement and the workers of Detroit.
www.brown.edu /Facilities/David_Winton_Bell_Gallery/rivera.html   (146 words)

 Diego Rivera. Vida y obra. Biography and works   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Rivera climbed on a chair and with a pencil, he restored the phrase.
Edwards, Emily,-The frescoes by Diego Rivera in Cuernavaca-, Cultura Mexicana, 1932.
Cardoza y Aragón, Luis,-Diego Rivera, los frescos en la SEP (Diego Rivera, the Frescoes in the Secretariat of Public Education), SEP, 1980.
www.colegionacional.org.mx /Rivera0.htm   (3241 words)

 Famous Spanish & Hispanic Painters : Diego Rivera …
Diego Rivera, using simplified forms and vivid colours, brilliantly rescued the pre-Colombian past, as well as the cornerstones of Mexico's history: the land, the factory and land workers, the customs and the popular way of life.
Diego Rivera's contribution to modern Mexican art was decisive in murals; he was a revolutionary painter who wanted to take art to a wider audience, to the street and buildings, using a precise and direct language with a realistic style, full of social meaning.
The murals that Rivera painted in Mexico made him so famous that he became not only the leader of a painting movement, but also a political leader.
www.donquijote.org /culture/spain/painters   (262 words)

Rivera shocked religious believers by including the phrase "God does not exist!" in one of his murals.
Rivera was born in Guanajuato, capital of the similarly named state, on December 8, 1886.
Rivera harks back to Mexico's pre-Columbian past and particularly impressive -- especially for its striking colors -- is his depiction of the marketplace in the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán.
www.mexconnect.com /mex_/history/jtuck/jtdiegorivera.html   (1006 words)

 Diego Rivera Prints
Diego Rivera prints have put Mexico on the canvas of the art world and has left an indelible mark in the world of art.
Rivera was known as one of Los Tres Grandes, along with good friends David Siqueiros and Jose Orozco.
He was a revered artist in his native Mexico and eventually the rest of the world, where Diego Rivera prints have left indelible impressions.
www.diego-rivera.org   (311 words)

 Online NewsHour: Diego Rivera -- July 15, 1999
The displays are a legacy of Mexican muralists, particularly of Diego Rivera, a pioneer of mural art.
Rivera's work is the subject of a major retrospective presented by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
GREGORIO LUKE: Diego would always affirm that it didn't matter who sponsored the mural as long as he mural itself was ideologically correct, or at least truthful to his convictions.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/entertainment/july-dec99/rivera_7-15.html   (1397 words)

 Amazon.com: Diego Rivera: Books: Pete Hamill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Paintings by Diego Rivera — Located in New York City, Mary-Anne Martin/Fine Art specializes in the art of 20th century Mexico and Latin America.
His opinion, of course, but the overall impression is one of great admiration for Rivera as a person as well as a painter, and the overall influence on the reader is one of opening the mind and not closing it.
Furthermore, Rivera, himself, was not an apologist for Stalinism and his own work fits well within the critical Western Marxist tradition that includes Lukacs (who, by the way, also admired Lenin), Benjamin, and even Adorno.
www.amazon.com /Diego-Rivera-Pete-Hamill/dp/0810932342   (2516 words)

 Diego Rivera Art Collection
It was in Paris that Rivera was influenced by Picasso, Braque, Klee, Dérain, Mondrian, and Cézanne.
Between 1913 and 1917, Rivera made more than 200 Cubist paintings, but after a falling out with Picasso, and a dispute with the critic Pierre Reverdy, he turned away from Cubism, and began to work more in the style of Cézanne.
In the early 1930s, Rivera traveled to the United States where he created murals which included works for the New Workers' School in New York City, the Pacific Stock Exchange in San Francisco, the San Francisco Art Institute, City College of San Francisco, and the Detroit Institute of Arts.
www.hrc.utexas.edu /research/fa/rivera.diego.html   (626 words)

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