|En el Arsenal|
|Medium||Oil Painting on Canvas|
|Dimensions||170.5 x 157.5 in
433 x 400 cm
|Diego Rivera Famous Paintings|
|Man, Controller of the Universe, 1934|
|La Mujer del Pozo, 1913|
|En el Arsenal, 1928|
|Frozen Assets, 1931|
|The Flower Carrier, 1935|
|Agrarian Leader Zapata, 1931|
En el Arsenal is one of the best artworks of Diego Rivera, where he has used bold colors to portray the historical context of Mexican revolution. The painting is a part of the series, “political views of the Mexican people.” The Arsenal demonstrates Diego’s support in the Workers movement during that century. Diego went to great lengths to depict certain individuals and supporters in this painting. In the center of the painting, Frida Kahlo hands out guns to the workers who have decided to fight in the Agrarian revolution.
About the Painter
Born in Guanajuata, Mexico City, Diego Rivera was a famous painter and husband of Frida Kahlo, a well-known artist of Mexican renaissance. He joined the “Academy of San Carlos” in Mexico to study art. His prominent works helped in establishing the Mexican Mural movement, which is an important event in Mexican Art. He painted murals not just in Mexico, but also in the United States and Europe.
He was an atheist who had radical political beliefs.