Google Celebrates 125 Anniversary of Deigo Rivera

Google celebrates the 125 anniversary of a prominent Mexican artist Diego Rivera, an active communist, and husband of Frida Kahlo (1929–1939 and 1940–1954). His large wall works in fresco helped establish the Mexican Mural Movement in Mexican art.

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In January 1922 he painted his first significant mural Creation in the Bolívar Auditorium of the National Preparatory School in Mexico City while guarding himself with a pistol against right-wing students.

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His artworks/murals are described as “left an indelible stamp on Mexico City, his painted political themes affecting the way millions view Mexican history” ~ The New York Times. Rivera’s work are found at the Bellas Artes, the National Preparatory School, the Department of Public Education, the National School of Agriculture at Chapingo, the National Institute of Cardiology, and the Museo Mural Diego Rivera (which houses the mural formerly located in the now-razed Hotel del Prado).

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Cheers

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