Thursday, November 13, 2008

Diego Rivera Inspired Exhibit Art Museum Painting within Painting by k Madison Moore

Diego Rivera Inspired Exhibit

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Art Museum Collection Series

SOLD - Commission

Visiting The Masters

Madison Avenue Art Gallery

Paintings within Paintings / People Viewing Art

12 x 9 inches Gallery wrapped Linen Canvas. Certificate of Appraisal Inclusive.
The Painting within the Painting is 8 x 6 inches.
I've always been fascinated with Rivera for his brilliant colors and his love of Calalilies of which he did many paintings. I will be doing a few more of his pieces along the way.

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Diego Rivera’s “El Venedor de Alcatraces”

About the Artwork

Diego Rivera’s “El Venedor de Alcatraces” uses strong colors and stylized, densely composed forms to portray a native Mexican peasant, representative of the burden borne by that country’s working class. Rivera (1886 – 1957) supported revolutionary politics, and strove to convey his ideal of a socialist utopia to Mexicans through frescoes which depicted Mexico’s history and social challenges. Creating art that would be easily accessible to working class people, Rivera revived outdoor mural painting, depicting historical scenes as tributes to folk traditions, making him one of Mexico’s most adored and influential artists.

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More about Diego Rivera

Diego Rivera was born in Guanajuato City, Guanajuato, to a well-off family. Rivera claimed to be descended, on his mother's side, from Jews who converted to Roman Catholicism,]and, on his father's side, from Spanish nobility. Since he was ten years of age, Rivera studied art at the Academy of San Carlos in Mexico City. He was sponsored to continue study in Europe by Teodoro A. Dehesa Méndez, the governor of the State of Veracruz.

After arrival in Europe in 1907, Rivera initially went to study with Eduardo Chicharro in Madrid, Spain, and from there went to Paris, France, to live and work with the great gathering of artists in Montparnasse, especially at La Ruche, where his friend Amedeo Modigliani painted his portrait in 1914. His circle of close friends, which included Ilya Ehrenburg, Chaim Soutine, Modigliani's wife Jeanne Hébuterne, Max Jacob, gallery owner Leopold Zborowski, and Moise Kisling, was captured for posterity by Marie Vorobieff-Stebelska (Marevna) in her painting "Homage to Friends from Montparnasse" (1962).

In those years, Paris was witnessing the beginning of cubism in paintings by such eminent painters as Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. From 1913 to 1917, Rivera enthusiastically embraced this new school of art. Around 1917, inspired by Paul Cézanne's paintings, Rivera shifted toward Post-Impressionism with simple forms and large patches of vivid colors. His paintings began to attract attention, and he was able to display them at several exhibitions.


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