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Famous Diego Rivera Quotes and Sayings|
Inspirational Art Quotes by the famous Mexican
muralist and painter Diego Rivera
born Diego María de la
Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta
y Rodríguez - Guanajuato City, Mexico - 8th of December, 1886 / Died 24th
of November, 1957
Famous Diego Rivera paintings included large wall murals,
often with social and political messages in them. Much controversy surrounded
his "Man at the Crossroads" mural painted in the Rockefeller Center,
which was commissioned by Nelson Rockefeller. The artist added symbols of communism,
which included a portrait of Leon Trotsky and Vladimir Lenin. The Rockefeller
mural no longer exists. Diego Rivera was married to the famous Mexican
artist Frida Kahlo.
+ If I ever
loved a woman, the more I loved her, the more I wanted to hurt her. Frida
was only the most obvious victim of this disgusting trait.
+ Through her
paintings, she breaks all the taboos of the woman's body and of female sexuality.
(talking of his wife
+ Every good composition is above all a work of abstraction.
All good painters know this. But the painter cannot dispense with subjects altogether
without his work suffering impoverishment.
+ Never before had a woman
put such agonizing poetry on canvas as Frida
I've never believed in God, but I believe in Picasso.