Thursday, December 8, 2011

Diego Rivera: 125th birthday

December 8, 2011: 125th birthday of comrade Diego Rivera, revolutionary Mexican painter and communist.

“Self Portrait” by Diego Rivera, 1941

Diego Rivera - “The Arsenal,” detail from a mural, 1928

Rivera painted “The Arsenal” after returning from a tour of the Soviet Union in 1927. This detail features his life partner, the revolutionary artist Frida Kahlo, handing out weapons to Mexican workers who have decided to join the revolutionary fight.

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