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Art in Embassies Mexico
December 9, 2022

Diego Rivera

Diego Rivera was trained at the National School of Fine Arts in Mexico City.  He spent more than a decade in Europe, becoming a leading figure in Paris’s vibrant international community of avant-garde artists.  There, he developed his own brand of cubism infused with symbols of his Mexican national identity.  After his return to Mexico in 1922, he joined fellow creative thinkers and state officials in concerted efforts to revitalize and redefine Mexican culture in the wake of the Mexican Revolution.

Mujer dormida (La primavera), 1947

Oil on Canvas, 76 3/8 × 51 3/16in. Courtesy of Fomento Económico Mexicano (FEMSA)