Diego Rivera

Diego Rivera

by Pete Hamill
     
 

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Like his contemporary, Pablo Picasso, the Mexican artist Diego Rivera (1886-1957) was a man of enormous energy, astonishing versatility, and voracious appetites. Rivera made his mark as one of the greatest muralists of the twentieth century. His dramatic public life involved him in the deepest contradictions of art and politics. The great years of Rivera's art - the…  See more details below

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Like his contemporary, Pablo Picasso, the Mexican artist Diego Rivera (1886-1957) was a man of enormous energy, astonishing versatility, and voracious appetites. Rivera made his mark as one of the greatest muralists of the twentieth century. His dramatic public life involved him in the deepest contradictions of art and politics. The great years of Rivera's art - the 1920s and early 1930s - saw an outpouring of work that was equal to the achievement of any twentieth-century master.. "Pete Hamill's Diego Rivera narrates the life and explores the art of this remarkable figure: prodigiously productive artist, polemicist and political activist, Mexican nationalist, and lover of many women. Acknowledging the cost of Rivera's didactic communism, Hamill focuses on what is enduring in his work.. "Pete Hamill has served as editor in chief of the New York Daily News, the New York Post, and the Mexico City News.

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Mexican painter Diego Rivera's "stoic, laboring peasants" and "warm, earthy palette" are familiar to many, if not most, art lovers, but fewer are familiar with his turbulent life. In Diego Rivera -- part biography, part "appreciation" -- award-winning journalist Pete Hamill, who himself studied art in Mexico City many years ago, attempts to get beyond the myths that have long surrounded Rivera to the man they obscure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810990821
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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