La Mujer del Pozo

La Mujer del Pozo
Artist Diego Rivera
Year 1913
Medium Oil Painting on Canvas
Location Museo Nacional de Arte. MUNAL-INBA. México City
Dimensions 57.1 x 49.2 in
145 x 125 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

Influenced by the avant garde style of the time, Diego Rivera’s oil on canvas painting entitled La Mujer del Pozo was painted in 1913. The mix of abstract art and Aztec imagery are just a few ways to describe this painting. The bold use of the color green and blue add depth while yellow, brown and pale pinks cover inch of white space. The woman’s oval shaped face and sullen look combined with her traditional dress add to the paintings appeal. The juxtaposition of the shapes and surfaces helps to invoke a series of emotions, while the cubist technique is executed beautifully.

About Diego Rivera

Diego Rivera was a controversial artist of Mexican descent. Born in Guantajuado, Mexico in 1886, Rivera began his art career when he moved to Europe in 1907. Rivera is often credited for shedding light on the muralist movement by creating paintings that relayed deep messages. Not afraid to speak his mind, Rivera ignored the criticism he received for his unique works.

Diego Rivera was able to capture the voice of many people with his art. His use of muralism and cubist technique continue to have a long lasting effect on up and coming artists. Even clouded in controversy, Diego Rivera remains one of the most important artists of his time.

One response to “La Mujer del Pozo”

  1. Ariana Grande says:

    A very beautiful painting, but what does the name mean? What is the TRUE meaning behind the painting?

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