Diego Rivera, 1886-1957: A Revolutionary Spirit in Modern Art

Diego Rivera, 1886-1957: A Revolutionary Spirit in Modern Art

by Andrea Kettenmann
     
 

ISBN-10: 3822858625

ISBN-13: 2903822858621

Pub. Date: 02/28/2001

Publisher: Taschen America, LLC

Diego Rivera - A revolutionary and troublemaker

It was as a revolutionary and troublemaker that Picasso, Dalí and André 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

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Diego Rivera - A revolutionary and troublemaker

It was as a revolutionary and troublemaker that Picasso, Dalí and André 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.

About the Series:

Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Art series features:

  • a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance
  • a concise biography
  • approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2903822858621
Publisher:
Taschen America, LLC
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Series:
Basic Art Series
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
96

Table of Contents

Nace un artista6
Los anos europeos12
Pintura mural: un ideal posrevolucionario22
Ideologia comunista para clientes capitalistas44
Entre el reconocimiento y el escandalo56
El sueno de la paz y la unidad: el ultimo viaje76
Diego Rivera 1886-1957: Datos biograficos92

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