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Diego Rivera

Birth Year : 1886
Death Year : 1957
Country : Mexico

Diego Rivera was born in Guanajuato, Mexico. From 1898-1905, he studied at the academy of San Carlos, where he first discovered the beauty of Baile en Tehauntepec Diego Rivera Buy From Art.com pre-Columbian art and gained his understanding of the laws of perspective. From 1907-1921, he traveled in Europe where he encountered such artists as Braque, Derain, Cezanne, Picasso and Mondrian, and their work influenced him greatly. In 1920, a visit to Italy exposed him to the murals of the Italian painters of the quattrocentro. He envisioned a new and revolutionary public art that could help advance his revolutionary ideals.


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