Diego Rivera is celebrated by the author Gerry Souter as a virtuoso Mexican muralist, who brought to the medium his intense story-telling talent and ideological convictions to express legends and myths. His easel paintings and drawings, which constitute a large body of both his early and late work, are also represented in the book. Author of Kahlo, Souter overcomes his huge admiration for Diego Rivera to give the artist a human dimension, as evidenced by his political choices, love affairs, and belief that Mexico provided the language of his thoughts, the blood in his veins, and the azure sky above his resting place.
The Mega Square Rivera provides a complete overview of this famous artist’s work and life.
Gerry Souter earned his degree at the Art Institute of Chicago and then went on to do further studies in art at the University of Chicago. Himself an artist, Souter has exhibited his paintings and photographs at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Phoenix Art Museum, and a number of other galleries. A professional author, he has written more than twenty books since 1997, with great success. His continuing studies in art history and architecture, the sharpness of his writing, and his visual experience add a dynamic aspect to the study of the lives of artists and the description of their works, keeping the reader captivated, page after page.
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