Visual Analysis of Diego Rivera.docx - Visual Analysis of Diego Rivera\u2019s Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park 1 Visual Analysis of Diego

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Visual Analysis of Diego Rivera’s: Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park 1 Visual Analysis of Diego Rivera’s: Dream on a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park Hannah Chavez Cape Central High School Dream on a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park was painted by Diego Rivera, who was born on December 8, 1886, in Guanajuato, Mexico. Rivera was a lifelong Marxist and he was part of the Mexican Communist Party. Mexican muralism, social realism, and modern art were some of Rivera’s key painting styles. Rivera was a socially committed artist and expressed his forthright commitment in his art. He depicted subjects such as Mexican peasantry, American workers, and revolutionary figures like Emiliano Zapata and Lenin in his artwork. Diego Rivera’s Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park was created in 1947 and was one of Rivera’s most notable pieces. This crowded, lively composition represents Rivera as a child holding hands with the skeletal figure popularly known as “Calaveras Catrina.” His wife, Frida Kahlo, is shown behind Rivera, holding the yin-yang symbol in her hand. The mural merges Diego’s own childhood experiences with historical events that took place in Mexico City’s Alameda Park. Rivera aimed to create art that demonstrated the lives of the working class and native peoples of Mexico. Diego Rivera has created the story of the Hispanic people through the use of vibrate colors and symbols interwoven in this awe-inspiring piece.
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