Friday, September 18, 2009

Diego Rivera's Cubism

Girl with Artichokes [Muchacha con alcachofas], 1913

Currently on display at The Meadows Museum, at SMU, is a wonderfully curated show featuring the cubist works of Diego Rivera. I was particularly drawn to the earliest, transitional pieces. The somber, muted color pallets, and haunting expressions are captivating. Also on display are paintings by some of Rivera's contemporaries, which clearly illustrate the depth and departure of the cubist movement. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself inches away from an obscure cubist landscape by Pablo Picasso. As the story goes, it's the one that ended their long friendship. Well worth a visit.

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  1. beautiful canvas he is a very talented fellow.

  2. There’s something about this girl so mysterious and the she was painted the angle is just very intriguing.

  3. what is the actual size of this painting??