Presentation on theme: "Diego Rivera 1886-1957. Early Life… Born in Guanajuato, Mexico Began studying painting at young age 1907 moved to Europe Spent next 14 years in Paris."— Presentation transcript:
Early Life… Born in Guanajuato, Mexico Began studying painting at young age 1907 moved to Europe Spent next 14 years in Paris studying artists http://www.elseptimosello.com.mx/Pics/Diego%20Rivera.jpg
Where he lived Diego Rivera was born in Guanajuato City, Guanajuato. He went to Madrid, Spain and Paris, France to study art. He traveled to Italy and Moscow, Russia. He also lived in Mexico, but married and died in San Francisco, California.
His Goal Rivera was searching for a new form of painting one that could express the complexities of his day still reach a wide audience Studied in Italy, he found his medium
Frescoes Frescoes are mural paintings done on fresh plaster http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_fDoh49jsKTY/SZP5pNGzwCI/AAAAAAAA ABo/yaNO2uBG-ss/s400/Diego_Rivera_1931_Mural.jpg http://i3.squidoocdn.com/resize/squidoo_images/- 1/lens2805992_1235207550Diego_Rivera_1.jpg
Marriage August 21, 1929 Marriage to Frida Kahlo Diego 42, and 300 Ibs Frita 22, and 98 Ibs Frida’s mother did not approve “marriage between an elephant and a dove” http://www.travelandtransitions.com/stories_photos/images /Mexico2010/Feb7/Diego-Rivera-Frida-Kahlo.jpg
The Great Depression In 1932, at the height of the Great Depression Rivera arrived in Detroit, where, at the behest of Henry Ford Painted walls of the Detroit Institute of Arts Completed in 1933 the piece depicted industrial life in the United States, concentrating on the car plant workers of Detroit. http://farm1.static.flickr.com/56/145503969_e8891b5c1b_z.jpg
Events in His Lifetime… October 6, 1886 First Train Robbery: Reno Gang Robs Ohio & Mississippi Passenger Train 1905 First Yellow Pages is invented! 1957 The first US attempt to launch a satellite fails- Vanguard rocket blows up