In the Market of Papantla

Diego Rivera1955

Museo Dolores Olmedo

Museo Dolores Olmedo

In 1955 Diego Rivera traveled through southern Mexico; one of his destinations was the state of Veracruz. On one occasion, after several hours in the car, he asked to stop so that he could stretch his legs. Walking through the village of Papantla, he saw this scene near the market, where a fiesta was in progress, and decided to capture it in a watercolor. The local costumes came alive thanks to his quick lines on the paper, along with the ethnic features of the people and the everyday life of the village.

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  • Title: In the Market of Papantla
  • Creator: Diego Rivera
  • Date Created: 1955
  • Location: México
  • Physical Dimensions: 88.1cm x 99.5cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Banco de México. Fiduciario en el Fideicomiso relativo a los Museos Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo
  • Medium: Acuarela y papel