Diego Rivera and Juan O’Gorman: Post-Revolutionary Architectural Anatomies

  title={Diego Rivera and Juan O’Gorman: Post-Revolutionary Architectural Anatomies},
  author={Lucy O'Sullivan},
  journal={Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies},
  pages={253 - 275}
  • L. O'Sullivan
  • Published 3 April 2019
  • Art
  • Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies
Frida Kahlo once wrote that her husband, the great muralist Diego Rivera, was ‘fundamentally a constructor, an investigator and above all, an architect’. Delving into this unexplored aspect of his artistic production, this article reassesses Rivera’s muralism in light of his contribution to post-revolutionary architectural discourses and his relationship with the architect Juan O’Gorman to demonstrate how concepts of building design influenced his approach to visual composition. In 1931, O… 
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