Diego Rivera (1886 – 1957)

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Diego Rivera: El Sueño (La Noche de los Pobres)
5/1/2018
El sueño (La noche de los pobres), or Sleep (The night of the poor), is a part of a series of lithographs created by Diego Rivera that were published in New York by the Weyhe Gallery in 1932. El sueño portrays a group of Mexican campesinos, or rural peasantry, sleeping huddled together for warmth and support.
VIDEO: Diego Rivera, Man Controller of the Universe
4/4/2016
Diego Rivera, Man Controller of the Universe (or Man in the Time Machine), 1934, fresco, 4.85 x 11.45 m in the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.
Brain Pickings: Diego y Frida
5/22/2014
Despite having an open marriage where each had multiple affairs — for the bisexual Kahlo, the most notable were those with French singer, dancer, and actress Josephine Baker and Russian Marxist theorist Leon Trotsky — both Kahlo and Rivera maintained that they were the love of each other’s life.
Diego Rivera Obituary
11/25/1957
Uncompromisingly radical in word and work, head over heels in controversy his whole lifetime (at least from the age of 5, according to one story). Diego Rivera was the exemplification of an artistic renaissance in his native Mexico. He was this generation's best known mural painter and the center of one of the most extraordinary episodes in the history of American art.

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