• Diego Rivera: Pretty Good Artist When not Being Political

    6 monthes ago - By Art Contrarian

    One of the minor themes of this blog is my contempt for political art - paintings or drawings manifestly espousing a political point of view. I contend that this subject matter degrades artistic quality most of the time (there might be a few exceptions, so I included the word "most" in this sentence).
    An example of this is the famous Mexican painter and muralist Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez. Some biographical information is here and more detail regarding his early career is here .
    Rivera came from a well-to-do family...
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