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Diego Rivera

Diego Rivera’s artwork is very unique and is still very popular today. Diego Rivera, who is arguably one of the most important 20th Century Latin American artists, who was only eighteen years old at the time, painted “El Albanil” in 1904. This painting is only one of three or four known paintings to exist from that early period of the artist’s career. It shows his talent for a muralist style and like most well known for representing. The oil on canvas painting is signed by the artist and dated 1904...

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Suenos de Una Tarde Dominical En La Alameda Central

SUENOS DE UNA TARDE DOMINICAL EN LA ALAMEDA CENTRAL The author of this mural is Diego Rivera. He is one of the most important artists in Mexico. Also, he had the capacity to involve the people in his work. Diego Rivera always focused his work on politics and history of Mexico. We have the clear example in Sueños de una Tarde Dominical en la Alameda Central. It was painted for Diego Rivera in 1947. The original mural was established in one of the principal walls in the Prado Hotel, but after the...

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Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo de Rivera (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954; Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón) was a Mexican painter, born in Coyoacán. Perhaps best known for her self-portraits, Kahlo's work is remembered for its "pain and passion", and its intense, vibrant colors. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition, and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form. Mexican culture and Amerindian cultural tradition figure...

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Frida Kahlo

the Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. Frida first met Diego Rivera at the Ministry of Education in Mexico City. While married to Rivera, she gave up painting. She loved her husband very much and wanted to seem important to him. Frida knew that his murals were the most significant element in his life. She had begun to realize that she would always be second to Rivera's art. After being struck by this reality, the once independent Frida Kahlo became overly obsessed with Diego Rivera. In 1942, Kahlo began...

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Rivera’s Pan American Unity: Economic Themes from the North and South

of the arts had attempted to bring the famous Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera, to the United States for commissioned works. It wasn’t until September of 1930 that Rivera finally arrived in San Francisco to paint. His wife, the famous painter Frida Khalo, whom he had recently married, accompanied him. Fellow artist and instructor at the California Academy of Arts, Ralph Stackpole, had recommended to Timothy Pflueger that he use Rivera for a new project he was working on, the Pacific Stock Exchange...

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Frida Kahlo

and later studied commercial printmaking as a paid apprentice to her father’s close friend, Fernando Fernandez. However, it was while enrolled at The National Preparatory School, to pursue medical studies, that Kahlo met famed Mexican muralist Diego Rivera.  During her youth Kahlo was severely injured when the bus she and a follow political activist and love interest, Alejandro Gómez Arias, collided with a streetcar. In the collision, Kahlo’s spine and pelvis were fractured when she was impaled by...

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Frida, Her Life

bloody and violent--with surrealist renderings. While her paintings are not overtly Christian--she was, after all, an avowed communist--they certainly contain elements of the macabre Mexican Christian style of religious paintings. Frida Kahlo de Rivera (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954) was a Mexican painter, born in Coyoacán. Perhaps best known for her self-portraits, Kahlo's work is remembered for its "pain and passion", and its intense, vibrant colors. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic...

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Frida Kahlo

Mexico as an emblem of native tradition, and also for feminists for its vivid detail of female life & form. Her work features Mexican tradition and is often described as folk art. Frida had an unpredictable marriage with another Mexican artist, Diego Rivera. All her life she has suffered through health problems, which were mostly caused by a traffic accident she survived as a teenager. As a child, Frida lived in, what is now known as, La Casa Azul. Frida lived there with her father, mother and...

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Frida Kahlo Biography

extremely talented Kahlo was considered one of the most desirable women of her time. She was romantically linked with movie stars, artists, and politicians of many different nationalities. During her separation from Diego, Frida engaged in several affairs with both men and women. Diego turned a blind eye at her relationships with women but was enraged by her love affairs with men.  At the age of 6 Kahlo’s got polio and her right leg and foot became deformed despite her father’s efforts to...

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supportive father and revolutionary mother, the seeds of radical change were already being planted in Frida. She began painting after she was severely injured in a bus accident. Kahlo later became politically active and married fellow communist artist Diego Rivera in 1929. She died in Mexico at the age of 47 in 1954. Artist Frida Kahlo was born in Coyocoán, Mexico City, Mexico on July 06 1907. Kahlo's dad Gillermo, was a German photographer who had immigrated to Mexico where he met and married...

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