Art of Diego Rivera

By Xah Lee. Date:

Diego Rivera (1886 to 1957) is a Mexican artist mostly known for his mural work.

mural, mexican girls making tortilla

A mural showing Mexican women making tortilla. Notable, is the young women with their naked tits, while older women are dressed. The men, are assigned off to the field doing dirty or dangerous works.

This painting is called “El maíz”, dated 1940s. The image above is a photo of the actual mural at National Palace , Mexico City. Photo by Sol Kawage, 2006. (Used with permission.)