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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Craven, David, 1951-
New York : G.K. Hall ; London : Prentice Hall International, 1997
|Named Person:||Diego Rivera; Diego Rivera; Diego Rivera; Diego Rivera|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
David Craven; Diego Rivera
|Description:||xiii, 251 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Ch. 1. The Renovation of Classicism: Rivera's First Years Through Studies in San Carlos and His Trip to Spain --
Ch. 2. Diego Rivera as "Alternative Modernist" in Europe, 1911-21 --
Ch. 3. Diego Rivera and the Beginning of the Mexican Mural Renaissance in the 1920s --
Ch. 4. Humanity at the Crossroads: Rivera From the Late 1920s Through the 1930s --
Ch. 5. Rivera's Last Years: The 1940s and 1950s --
App. "Diego Rivera, Painter of America" (1921) / David Alfaro Siqueiros --
App. "Edward Weston and Tina Modotti" (1926) / Diego Rivera --
App. "Frida Kahlo and the Historical Preconditions for Modern Mexican Art" (1943) / Diego Rivera.
|Series Title:||World artists series.|
|Responsibility:||by David Craven.|
The study features a careful formal analysis of Rivera's most important paintings. Besides addressing his rediscovery of pre-Columbian art, Craven analyzes the artist's use of narrative, iconographic programs and the fresco technique for most well-known mural cycles, which continued to draw structurally on his early avant-garde work.