get to know me meme: favorite artists [1/?]
Sometimes you miss friends, and it’s hard for them, as well, when you’re just gone for a long time. I can’t just go and see them any time I want because when I’m free, they may not be free, but I definitely wouldn’t change it, ever. But, when you find really great friends, that doesn’t matter, and I’m lucky to have some people who really, really look after me and look out for me. I definitely wouldn’t ever change it.
“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)