Who is Diego Rivera? Descriptive Essay by Nicky

Who is Diego Rivera?
This paper is about the life of Diego Rivera and his collection of artwork.
# 148371 | 2,279 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on Oct 12, 2011 in Art (Painting)

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This paper begins with a recognition of who Diego Rivera is and a brief description of his artistic background. The paper then continues on to the present, providing a brief biography and historical context for the man. In particular, the paper discusses Rivera's life as a painter, a politician and as a man of Mexico.

From the Paper:

"In recognition of Rivera as a "figure of enormous stature in Mexican art," the National Institute of Fine Arts presented in 1949 an exhibition celebrating "fifty years of his artistic work." On that occasion, Carlos Chavez, then general director of the Institute, said: "Diego Rivera is one of the greatest painters of all Mexican history, and one of the few authentically great of the present epoch throughout the world. This is the first major retrospective exhibition of his works to be shown in his own country. The Mexican public needs to see his work - fifty years of it - all together in order to know and appreciate his stature." Thesis: This paper investigates into what made Diego Rivera not only one of the most prominent Mexican painters of the twentieth century, but also a man whose life has been worthy of novels and movies alike. This paper strives to present a short biography of Rivera which will illuminate the most important moments in his formation as a painter, politician, and ultimately a man."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Brenner, Anita. "Diego Rivera." Idols behind Altars. Biblo and Tannen, 1967. 277-287.
  • Lucie-Smith, Edward. "Diego Rivera." Lives of the Great 20th-Century Artists. Thames & Hudson; 2nd edition, 1999.197-203.
  • Stewart, Virginia. 45 Contemporary Mexican Artists: A Twentieth-Century Renaissance. Stanford University Press, 1951. 27-31.
  • Werner, Michael S. Encyclopedia of Mexico: History, Society & Culture Vol. 2. Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1997. 1282-1284.

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