Diego Rivera's Social Movement

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To a great extent, Diego Rivera’s artistic work portrayed and embraced Socialism in Mexico. Rivera’s participation in the Mexican Communist Party added depth and meaning to his work by overshadowing many global socialist movements. Much of his Socialist work was attributed to his lucid observations of social inequality, progressive ideas and educational environment in Mexico and Europe.
Rivera’s outlook on life developed during the “Porfiriato” Era (1876-1910) under the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz. Many of the Socialist ideas portrayed by his work are seen by capturing vivid moments of the working class during the Mexican Revolution (1910). His examination of Mexico’s social-inequality during this era where “the poor of Mexico [living]
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As a member of the Mexican Communist Party Rivera and his fellow Communist viewed it as their mission to make art a personal display for the people of Mexico. He spread his ideology by forming a coalition with David Alfaro Siqueiros and Jose Clemente Orozco. “Los Tres Grandes” became the most prominent mexican muralists of the 20th century and believed fervently in the Communist cause. (Litwin) As a result to Rivera’s Communist views had made him a controversial figure in Mexico. Some of his murals were hidden or removed because of the origin of their political nature. (PBS) Rivera’s murals had triggered change in Mexico through the Syndicate of Technical Workers. This organization focused on focusing on the Mexican society as a whole, including the oppressed and allowing…show more content…
It embodies its beauty and its ugly, its replenishing deep and glowing symbols (Tibol, 75) His works describe the evolution of stages and use of different spirits. His purpose for creating this piece was to transform muralism in Mexico and changed the portrayal of authoritative figures. Overall, it was a socialist political message. His artistic style is important because many of the murals depict a Mexican landscape loaded with “political, cultural and historical imagery designed to hold the Mexican people into a new era of national pride.” (Hillstrom) Rivera found himself dismissed from the Communist Party. The Communist party did not approve Rivera’s opportunities in Mexico. By all means, he considered himself a communist for the rest of his life leaving socialist ideals embedded in his
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