The Frescoes of Diego Rivera, 1933

(argh! too late to whip up a Strangest Book of the Week post! I do have a couple books about The Elephant Man that I might post next week. Stay tuned. Bug me about it on twitter.)

So I told you about the Ansel Adams book the other day. The following book might not command the same dollar value, but it is pretty fantastic. Just as large, and just as orange as the Adams book, it is actually a collection of 19 prints from a selection of Diego Rivera’s frescoes. Rivera’s gotta be one of Mexico’s greatest artists. Each print is matted and just waiting to be placed into a frame and hung on the wall. Seriously. It’s a beautiful collection.

The Frescoes of Diego Rivera

Published by the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in 1933.

The prints features are from frescoes on the walls of:

  • The Ministry of Education, Mexico City
  • The Agricultural School, Chapingo
  • Palace of Cortez, Cuernavaca
  • National Palace, Mexico City

From wikipedia: “Diego Rivera (December 8, 1886 – November 24, 1957) was a prominent Mexican painter and the husband of Frida Kahlo. His large wall works in fresco helped establish the Mexican Mural Movement in Mexican art. Between 1922 and 1953, Rivera painted murals among others in Mexico City, Chapingo, Cuernavaca, San Francisco, Detroit, and New York City.[1] In 1931, a retrospective exhibition of his works was held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.”


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