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Diego Rivera: His World and Ours by Duncan Tonatiuh
This charming book introduces one of the most popular artists of the twentieth century, Diego Rivera, to young readers. It tells the story of Diego as a young, mischievous boy who demonstrated a clear passion for art and then went on to become one of the most famous painters in the world.
Duncan Tonatiuh also prompts readers to think about what Diego would paint today. Just as Diegos murals depicted great historical events in Mexican culture or celebrated native peoples, if Diego were painting today, what would his artwork depict? How would his paintings reflect todays culture?
Diego Rivera: His World and Ours is a wonderful introduction to this great artist.
Praise for Diego Rivera
« By establishing a link between modern readers and Rivera and challenging them to make our own murals, the author makes art both aspiration and action. Both solid introduction and exhortation, this book will thrill budding artists. Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Kids will want to talk about the great painter, and young artists will find inspiration for their own creations. Booklist
While we know him as Diego Rivera, his full name is amazingly long. Rivera had a twin brother called Carlos Maria, who unfortunately passed away at the age of one and a half. Rivera started drawing aged three, and he used to draw all over the walls and furniture of his home. His parents grew so frustrated with his doodlings that they put up canvas and chalkboards on the walls. He may have famously married Frida Kahlo, but she was his third wife out of four. Rivera and Kahlo married in , divorced in , but then remarried in
His twin brother died very young
Diego Rivera. Brief biography and artwork. Great for kids and esl.
Toggle navigation. Diego Rivera Facts Diego Rivera was a Mexican artist, considered to be one of the country's most famous painters, who strayed from traditional painting and created work that embodied Mexican culture, society, history, and politics. He was a twin but his brother died at the age of only two. He was born into an affluent family. When he was only three years old Diego was caught drawing on the walls in his home, and to encourage his artistic side his parents put chalkboards and canvases on the walls.