Diego Rivera: His World and Ours by Duncan Tonatiuh
This charming book introduces one of the most popular artists of the twentieth century, Diego Rivera, to young readers. It tells the story of Diego as a young, mischievous boy who demonstrated a clear passion for art and then went on to become one of the most famous painters in the world.
Duncan Tonatiuh also prompts readers to think about what Diego would paint today. Just as Diegos murals depicted great historical events in Mexican culture or celebrated native peoples, if Diego were painting today, what would his artwork depict? How would his paintings reflect todays culture?
Diego Rivera: His World and Ours is a wonderful introduction to this great artist.
Praise for Diego Rivera
« By establishing a link between modern readers and Rivera and challenging them to make our own murals, the author makes art both aspiration and action. Both solid introduction and exhortation, this book will thrill budding artists. Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Kids will want to talk about the great painter, and young artists will find inspiration for their own creations. Booklist
10 Interesting Diego Rivera Facts
While we know him as Diego Rivera, his full name is amazingly long. Rivera had a twin brother called Carlos Maria, who unfortunately passed away at the age of one and a half. Rivera started drawing aged three, and he used to draw all over the walls and furniture of his home. His parents grew so frustrated with his doodlings that they put up canvas and chalkboards on the walls. He may have famously married Frida Kahlo, but she was his third wife out of four. Rivera and Kahlo married in , divorced in , but then remarried in After Kahlo died in , Rivera married his agent Emma Hurtado.
Diego Rivera, a memorable figure in 20th century art, actively painted during the 50 years from to Mexican by birth, Rivera spent a good portion of his adult life in Europe and the United States as well as in his home in Mexico City. Early in his career, he dabbled in Cubism and later embraced Post-Impressionism, but his unique style and perspective is immediately recognizable as his own. He was involved in the world of politics as a dedicated Marxist and joined the Mexican Communist Party in Lived in unsettled times and led a turbulent life, Diego Rivera, widely known for his Marxist leanings, along with Marxism Revolutionary Che Guevara and a small band of contemporary figures, has become a countercultural symbol of 20th century, and created a legacy in art that continue to inspire the imagination and mind. The artist and his twin brother were born in in Guanajuato, Mexico. His twin died at the age of two, and the family moved to Mexico City shortly thereafter.
Find out more about one of the famous Mexican painters in Diego Rivera facts. This man is very famous due to his wonderful paintings.
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Diego Rivera was one of the great Latin American muralists of the twentieth century. His work influenced hundreds of artists and remains a reference in all the artistic channels of our time. In addition, he was an emblematic character and surrounded by mystery, nobody can explain the effect that exerted on the women who surrounded him or his irreverence in front of political issues. Many books have been written about his biography, his old house is today one of the most visited museums in Mexico City, and his relatives continue to surprise us with anecdotes, while his fans can continue to enjoy his work in many corners of the world. Here we leave you:. He died the following year. He was married to a green-eyed friend named Guadalupe Marin with whom he had two daughters, Guadalupe and Ruth.