Wednesday, 7 December 2011

8th December 2011 : Diego Rivera 125th Birthday | Diego Rivera With His Wife Frida Kahlo

Diego Maria (December 8, 1886 – November 24, 1957) was a Mexican painter. You can read all details at Wikipedia.
Diego Rivera 125th Birthday

Diego Maria, was a painter from Guanajuato and Today (8th December 2011), is birthday of Diego Maria and Google is celebrating Diego Maria by making a great doodle.

Google Doodle Celebrating Diego Rivera Birthday on 8th December 2011
In 1929 Rivera married the artist Frida Kahlo (1907 – 1954). The couple travelled in the United States, where Rivera produced many works of art, between 1930 and 1933. In San Francisco he painted murals for the Stock Exchange Luncheon Club and the California School of Fine Arts.

Two years later he had an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. One of his most important works is the fresco in the Detroit Institute of Arts (1933), which depicts industrial life in the United States.
Diego Rivera
Mexican Artist
1886 - 1957

The old saying is that pride goeth before a fall. And there is some truth to that statement. There are two sides to pride — bad pride and good pride. If we are vain and arrogant, pride is a negative and should be cast out of our lives. But I believe there is a good side to pride. You need to have pride in yourself and what you do. A better word might be self-confidence, but I think pride works as well.

But Rivera is right to say that art that is not based in feeling and only in technique and skill will never be as powerful or as great as art that is inspired by emotion. When you deeply feel about what you are painting or writing, you will do a much better job. If you have no feeling for your subject, you are simply going through the motions. You are not connected to the subject so it doesn't matter what you paint. Technique is the only thing of importance to you.



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