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.'
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.'