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Portrait of Diego Rivera Painting by Amedo Modigalini


Famous Art work & Drawing by Amedo Modigalini-Portrait of Diego Rivera

Portrait of Diego Rivera. 1914. Oil on cardboard. 100 x 79 cm. Museo de Arte, Sao Paolo, Brazil

Portrait of Diego Rivera

Modigliani painted a number of portraits of his contemporary artist, Diego Rivera. In 1929, Diego Rivera married the painter Frida Kahlo and in 1930s, became one of the major representatives of Mexican Mural paintings. The revolutionary emotiveness and fiery temperament of the “Mexican Painter” have been captured by Modigliani in strong true palette of color.

Diego Rivera was a Mexican painter born in 1866 in Guanajuato. In 1921, he began a series of Murals in public buildings depicting the life and history of Mexican people. From 1930 to 1934 he executed a number of frescoes in USA, mainly of industrial life. His art is a curious blend of the rhetorical realism of folk art and revolutionary propaganda with overtones of Byzantine and Aztec symbolism. His “Man at the crossroads” Mural for the Rockefeller centre in New York was removed and put up in Mexico City because it contained a portrait of Lenin.

After his arrival in Europe in 1907, Rivera first went to Spain and then to Paris. He lived and worked with the great artists in Montparnasse where his friend Modigliani painted his portrait in 1914. His circle of friends included Ilya Ehrenburg, Chaim Soutine, Modigliani and his wife Jeanne Hebuterne, Max Jacob, Zborowski and Moise Kisling.

Rivera was initially a follower of Cubism. Around 1917, inspired by Cezanne’s paintings, he shifted towards post Impressionism with simple forms and large palettes of vivid colors.

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