Detail from popular history of mexico, mosaic by diego rivera, 1953 on the teatro des los insurgentes, mexico city shostal associates this article will not when europeans arrived, mostly from spain and portugal, they came with painting and sculpture traditions dating back to antiquity (for these artistic traditions, see. Important art by diego rivera with artwork analysis of achievement and overall contribution to the arts diego rivera mexican painter and muralist movements and styles: mexican muralism, social realism born: december 8, 1886 - guanajuato, mexico died: november 24, 1957 - mexico city, mexico diego rivera.
Diego maría de la concepción juan nepomuceno estanislao de la rivera y barrientos acosta y rodríguez, known as diego rivera was a prominent mexican painter his large frescoes helped establish the mexican mural movement in mexican art between 1922 and 1953, rivera painted murals among others in mexico.
In 1907 the mexican government awarded artist diego rivera a scholarship to study in europe he ended up in paris, where he associated with the cubist circle rivera's subject matter often included the abstracted portraits and still lifes favoured by cubism's originators, georges braque and pablo picasso, but he also kept.
Voices of mexico /october • december, 1994 angel zárraga: mexican painting from paris t a he work of angel zárraga did not receive the same recognition s that of other painters of his revolutionary mexico the importance of religion to zárraga, as a diego rivera and saturnino herrán, influenced his orientation to. Diego rivera, a memorable figure in 20th century art, actively painted during the 50 years from 1907 to 1957 mexican by birth a trip through italy in 1920 had piqued the artist's interest in renaissance frescoes, and when he returned to mexico the following year, he became involved in mural painting rivera joined a.