Diego Rivera: 10 works

A slideshow of artworks auto-selected from multiple collections

By Google Arts & Culture

Sunset number 3 (1956) by Diego RiveraMuseo Dolores Olmedo

'In the coloring of this series of sunset views there are clear influences of artists such as José María Velasco, who had been Rivera's teacher at the Academy of San Carlos,. This influence is particularly striking in Rivera's handling of blues, which were so important to Velasco.'

Self-portrait with Broad-Brimmed Hat (1907) by Diego RiveraMuseo Dolores Olmedo

'Leaning slightly to the right, the figure gives occasion for the brushwork and the rendering of light and shadow that Rivera studied at Chicharro's atelier.'

Avila Morning [The Ambles Valley] (1908) by Diego RiveraMuseo Nacional de Arte

'In 1907, he was awarded a scholarship by the State of Veracruz so that he could continue his studies in the workshop of the Spanish artist, Eduardo Chicharro (1873-1949). In Spain, he took an enthusiastic interest in the work of Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923) and Ignacio Zuloaga (1870- 1945).'

Street in Ávila [Ávila Landscape] (1908) by Diego RiveraMuseo Nacional de Arte

'In Spain, he took an enthusiastic interest in the work of Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923) and Ignacio Zuloaga (1870- 1945).'

The House on the Bridge (1909) by Diego RiveraMuseo Nacional de Arte

'After studying and working for two years in the studio of the Spanish painter, Eduardo Chicharro (1873-1949), Diego Rivera left Madrid in 1909. October of the same year found him in the city of Bruges, a favorite of artists because of its gloomy, melancholy medieval atmosphere.'

Portrait of Adolfo Best Maugard (1913) by Diego RiveraMuseo Nacional de Arte

'The static, elongated, elegantly dressed protagonist stands out in the foreground, standing on a sort of red-railed balcony that distances him from, and raises him above the urban scene in the background i.e. the modern Paris of the time, with a train, factories whose chimneys billow forth clouds of smoke that give an impression of movement, urban buildings depicted in a Cubist style, a futuristically rapid train and, behind everything, a wheel of fortune spinning so dizzily that its spokes are blurred.'

Knife and Fruit in Front of the Window (1917) by Diego RiveraMuseo Dolores Olmedo

'Knife and Fruit by the Window was painted three days after the death of the son of Angelina Beloff and Diego Rivera.'

Self-portrait (1954) by Diego RiveraMuseo Dolores Olmedo

'This is the case of the present work, which reads "For the Grasshopper from this ugly face, Diego Rivera, 1954," addressed to his daughter Ruth. The year 1954 was marked by two important events in his life: the death of Frida Kahlo and a diagnosis of cancer, after which his health began to deteriorate.'

Sunset number 7 (1956) by Diego RiveraMuseo Dolores Olmedo

'In the coloring of this series of sunset views there are clear influences of artists such as José María Velasco, who had been Rivera's teacher at the Academy of San Carlos,.'

La Quebrada (1956) by Diego RiveraMuseo Frida Kahlo

'Diego Rivera painted La Quebrada in the house that Dolores Olmedo had in Acapulco, where he lived his last years, convalescing from the cancer he suffered. Rivera dedicated this artwork to Frida Kahlo, two years after she died.'

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