Autorretrato (Self Portrait)

Diego Rivera1930

Inter-American Development Bank

Inter-American Development Bank

Perhaps the most internationally recognized 20th century Mexican artist, Rivera has been immortalized as the symbol of Muralism. The sheer immensity of his monumental, all-encompassing murals transformed public buildings such as the National Preparatory School (1921), the National Palace (1929-1935), and the Palace of Fine Arts (1935) into icons that presented the richness of Mexican culture and history for the public. The epic quality of his work and his artistic mission to reposition Mexico as a center of culture created by the people and for the people served to democratize art, educate the masses, and reestablish the country’s pre-Columbian and revolutionary history as central to the development of contemporary Mexican identity.

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  • Title: Autorretrato (Self Portrait)
  • Creator: Diego Rivera
  • Date Created: 1930
  • Location: Mexico
  • Physical Dimensions: w12 x h17 in.
  • Type: print
  • Rights: All rights reserved
  • Medium: lithograph


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