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Rare Diego Rivera books now on view

Special Event or Display

Four books on the works of Diego Rivera from the Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room are now on display in the William R. Jenkins Architecture, Design, and Art Library.  The bound books and portfolios are liberally illustrated with reproductions of frescoes, watercolors, portraiture, as well as other genre and media.  All were published in Mexico between 1934 and 1967.  Rivera was arguably the most important figure in the Mexican mural movement.  His style featured “a new iconography based on socialist ideas and exalted the indigenous and popular heritage in Mexican culture.”  (O’Connor, F.  (2003). Rivera (y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez), Diego. Grove Art Online.)

The works on view are:

12 reproductions in color of Mexican frescoes by Diego Rivera

Acuarelas, 1935-1945: Colección Frida Kahlo

El genial muralista mundialmente discutido maestro: Diego Rivera 

Pintura Mexicana: Diego Rivera

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