The Sun Breaking through the Mist

Diego Rivera1913

Museo Dolores Olmedo

Museo Dolores Olmedo

In 1913 Diego Rivera decided to devote himself fully to cubism, an artistic movement recognized as one of the great turning points in Western art. Rivera used cubist techniques in several paintings, such as The Sun Breaking through the Mist, a work in which architecture, landscape, and objects have been dismembered and rendered in conceptual views taken from all spatial dimensions. The painting depicts the Meudon viaduct, in the thickly wooded industrial suburb that has the same name, and which Diego knew very well. This work was part of the first and only exhibition devoted entirely to Diego Rivera’s work at the Galerie Berthe Weill, which took place from 21 April to 6 May 1914.

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