Mini Art Lesson: Inspired by Diego Rivera’s La Piñata
Diego Rivera was born in Mexico in 1886. He lived most of his life in Mexico, where he painted murals showing Mexican culture. His murals are similar in some ways to ancient Mayan stellae. He was married to another painter, Frida Kahlo.
Rivera incorporated many interests into his paintings, including science, medicine, archaeology, political history, philosophy, mythology, and industrial technology.
Rivera presented universal ideas, using images, colors, and masterful composition, in both social and political murals and in traditional renderings of everyday Mexican culture.
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