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Favorite Works of Art Meme - (5/9)

Rivera was the best-known and most prolific artist of the Mexican mural renaissance, which began in the 1920s in the wake of the Mexican Revolution. Through government-sponsored public murals, he and other Mexican artists sought to communicate and foster national pride, and in the process they captured the public imagination in the United States as well. Rivera described the movement’s utopian ideals, stating, “For the first time in the history of monumental painting, Mexican muralism ended the focus on gods, kings, and heads of state” and “made the masses the hero of monumental art.”

“Agrarian Leader Zapata.” (Fresco on reinforced cement, circa 1931)
Diego Rivera. (Mexican, 1886-1957)

Exclusive: Gatorade Unveils Serena Williams Mural In Brooklyn, Releases Moving ‘Serena 21’ Ad

Serena Williams coasted through her first-round U.S. Open match on Monday in Flushing Meadows, New York, dominating Vitalia Diatchenko 6-0, 2-0. While Williams was in Queens taking her first step towards securing a record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title and a true Grand Slam summer, artists from Overall Murals worked diligently in Brooklyn to finish a mural of Williams. 

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