Diego Rivera: His Art and His Passions (Temporis Collection)

Gerry Souter

"I used to be conscious of Diego Rivera, the Mexican muralist, lengthy earlier than I encountered the various different "Diego Riveras" that roamed the realm among the start of the 20th century and the past due Fifties. [...] whereas his easel work and drawings represent a wide physique of either his early and overdue paintings, his distinct work of art explode off partitions in virtuoso performances of mind-staggering organization. On these partitions the fellow, his legend and myths, his technical expertise, his severe story-telling concentration and self-indulgent ideological convictions all come together." (Gerry Souter) Gerry Souter, the writer of the awesome Frida Kahlo, overcomes his large admiration for Diego Rivera to offer the artist a human size, present in his political offerings, his amorous affairs and his trust that "this fact used to be Mexico, the language of his concepts, the blood in his veins, the azure sky above his resting place."

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