En el Arsenal

En el Arsenal
Artist Diego Rivera
Year 1928
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
Complete Works

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.

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