Amedeo Modigliani 1884-1920 BACK

Portrait of Diego Rivera
oil on cardboard 100x79cm
Museo de Arte, Brazil

The Mexican painter came to Paris in 1911 and was quickly accepted into Picasso's circle. Modigliani painted a number of portraits of Rivera, who in 1929 married the painter Frida Kahlo and in the 1930s became one of the major representatives of Mexican mural painting. The revolutionary emotiveness and fiery temperament of the "impetuous Indian" have been captured by Modigliani in strong, free patches of colour.

excerpt from Modigliani by Doris Krystof

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