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Diego Rivera

Retrato de José Guadalupe Castro Sosa, 1936

Oil on masonite
38 7/8 × 23 1/4 in
98.7 × 59.1 cm
This is a unique work.
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New Orleans
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M.S. Rau
New Orleans
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A rebel against the traditional school of painting, Diego Rivera is revered as one of the greatest …

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A rebel against the traditional school of painting, Diego Rivera is revered as one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. Retrato de José Guadalupe Castro Sosa, painted by Rivera in 1936, represents a masterwork within an important part of the artist’s output — his portraits of children. …

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Hand-signed by artist, Signed “Diego Rivera 1936” (lower right) Inscribed “Retrato de el niño José Guadalupe Castro Sosa, a los 2 años y … Read more
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Diego Rivera
Mexican, 1886–1957
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Inspired by Renaissance frescoes and motivated by a conviction in the value of public art, Diego Rivera found his calling as a muralist. A visit to the Soviet Union informed his signature earth-toned, Social Realist style. In accordance with his Marxist views, he “made the masses the heroes of monumental art,” painting narrative scenes championing indigenous Mexican culture and workers who toiled in the name of progress. Detroit Industry (1932-3), a 27-panel tribute to the city’s labor force, reveals Rivera’s interest in the form and function of industrial technology. While his concern for the working class resonated in the United States, his inclusion of a portrait of Lenin in Man at the Crossroads (1933), a mural commissioned for Rockefeller Center in New York City, proved highly controversial.

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M.S. Rau
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A rebel against the traditional school of painting, Diego Rivera is revered as one of the greatest …

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A rebel against the traditional school of painting, Diego Rivera is revered as one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. Retrato de José Guadalupe Castro Sosa, painted by Rivera in 1936, represents a masterwork within an important part of the artist’s output — his portraits of children. …

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Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed “Diego Rivera 1936” (lower right) Inscribed “Retrato de el niño José Guadalupe Castro Sosa, a los 2 años y … Read more
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Diego Rivera
Mexican, 1886–1957
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Inspired by Renaissance frescoes and motivated by a conviction in the value of public art, Diego Rivera found his calling as a muralist. A visit to the Soviet Union informed his signature earth-toned, Social Realist style. In accordance with his Marxist views, he “made the masses the heroes of monumental art,” painting narrative scenes championing indigenous Mexican culture and workers who toiled in the name of progress. Detroit Industry (1932-3), a 27-panel tribute to the city’s labor force, reveals Rivera’s interest in the form and function of industrial technology. While his concern for the working class resonated in the United States, his inclusion of a portrait of Lenin in Man at the Crossroads (1933), a mural commissioned for Rockefeller Center in New York City, proved highly controversial.

Diego Rivera

Retrato de José Guadalupe Castro Sosa, 1936

Oil on masonite
38 7/8 × 23 1/4 in
98.7 × 59.1 cm
This is a unique work.
Sold
location
New Orleans
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