Thursday, 8 December 2011

Diego Rivera's 125th Birthday

Google doodle today with a theme Diego Rivera's 125th Birthday.
Who is Diego Rivera?
Diego Rivera (complete name: Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez (December 8, 1886 – November 24, 1957)) was a prominent Mexican painter born in Guanajuato, Guanajuato, 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. Between 1922 and 1953, Rivera painted murals among others in Mexico City, Chapingo, Cuernavaca, San Francisco, Detroit, and New York City. In 1931, a retrospective exhibition of his works was held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Google doodle today courtesy of Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust/Artists Right Society (ARS).
Artists Rights Society (ARS) is a copyright, licensing, and monitoring organization for visual artists in the United States. Founded in 1987, ARS represents the intellectual property rights interests of over 50,000 visual artists and estates of visual artists from around the world (painters, sculptors, photographers, architects and others).
The long list of the artists represented by ARS includes such names as Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Georges Braque, Joseph Beuys, Pierre Bonnard, Constantin Brâncuşi, Marc Chagall, Jean Dubuffet, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, Wassily Kandinsky, David Vercauteren, Paul Klee, Le Corbusier, Fernand Léger, Rene Magritte, Joan Miró, Edvard Munch, Man Ray, Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, Georgia O'Keeffe, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, among many others.

Artists Rights Society's Complete List of Artists Represented read here.

 House of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo

Biography of Diego Rivera:

- Birth name       Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez
- Born                December 8, 1886(1886-12-08)
                          Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
- Died                November 24, 1957(1957-11-24) (aged 70)
                          Mexico City, Mexico
- Nationality       Mexican
- Field                Painting, Muralist
- Training           San Carlos Academy
- Movement       Mexican Mural Movement
- Influenced        Glenn Gant