Mexican Infamous Mexican Muralist: Diego Rivera, An Artist

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“ Every good composition is above all work of abstraction. All good painter’s cannot dispense with subjects altogether without his work suffering impoverishment .” - Diego Rivera. Rivera was a famed Mexican muralist. Diego Rivera was born on December 8,1886. At the age 10 he went to study are at the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts in Mexico City. Mexico City is 4 hours and 51 minutes driving from Guanajuato Mexico where he was born.

Diego Rivera was a larger than life figure who spent significant periods of his career in Europe and the U.S. in addition to his native Mexico. His style of art was inspired by European modern masters and Mexico’s Columbian heritage. Rivera handled major themes expectable to the scale of his chosen art form:
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