From Murals to Masterpieces: The Legacy of Diego Rivera
Diego Rivera was born into a Mexico that consisted of a class-tiered society dependent on blood lines and political affiliations. The period was called the Porfiriato after the administration of autocratic President Don Porfirio Díaz.
Mexican Painting – the story of the ever so restless Mexico
Mexican painting did not come to be internationally recognised until the early 20th century. It was the muralist movement, starting in the 1920s and strongly connected to the Mexican Revolution of the previous decade, from which such great artists as José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Diego Rivera emerged.
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