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Visual Analysis of Diego Rivera’s: Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park1Visual Analysis of Diego Rivera’s: Dream on a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda ParkHannah ChavezCape Central High SchoolDream on a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Parkwas painted by Diego Rivera, who wasborn on December 8, 1886, in Guanajuato, Mexico. Rivera was a lifelong Marxist and he waspart of the Mexican Communist Party. Mexican muralism, social realism, and modern art weresome of Rivera’s key painting styles. Rivera was a socially committed artist and expressed hisforthright commitment in his art. He depicted subjects such as Mexican peasantry, Americanworkers, and revolutionary figures like Emiliano Zapata and Lenin in his artwork. DiegoRivera’s Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park was created in 1947 and was one ofRivera’s most notable pieces. This crowded, lively composition represents Rivera as a childholding hands with the skeletal figure popularly known as “Calaveras Catrina.” His wife, FridaKahlo, is shown behind Rivera, holding the yin-yang symbol in her hand. The mural mergesDiego’s own childhood experiences with historical events that took place in Mexico City’sAlameda Park. Rivera aimed to create art that demonstrated the lives of the working class andnative peoples of Mexico. Diego Rivera has created the story of the Hispanic people through theuse of vibrate colors and symbols interwoven in this awe-inspiring piece.