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Diego Rivera
     

Diego Rivera

by Sheila Wood Foard, Jamie Pietras
 

Diego Rivera witnessed a changing world after the Mexican Revolution of 1910. He became the head of a new school of Mexican art, painting murals that depicted Mexican history on behalf of his benefactors, the new socialist government of Mexico. Rivera believed this new world needed a new art that spoke to the common people, and he worked with the government to turn

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Diego Rivera witnessed a changing world after the Mexican Revolution of 1910. He became the head of a new school of Mexican art, painting murals that depicted Mexican history on behalf of his benefactors, the new socialist government of Mexico. Rivera believed this new world needed a new art that spoke to the common people, and he worked with the government to turn public walls into enormous murals celebrating the nation's people, history, and culture. Rivera was a controversial figure whose desire to associate with the wealthy class that funded much of his work conflicted with his political ideals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604138450
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/2010
Series:
The Great Hispanic Heritage Series
Pages:
119
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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