Diego Rivera

Diego Rivera

His World and Ours

Book - 2011
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This charming book introduces one of the most popular artists of the twentieth century, Diego Rivera, to young readers. It tells the story of Diego as a young, mischievous boy who demonstrated a clear passion for art and then went on to become one of the most famous painters in the world.

Duncan Tonatiuh also prompts readers to think about what Diego would paint today. Just as Diego's murals depicted great historical events in Mexican culture or celebrated native peoples, if Diego were painting today, what would his artwork depict? How would his paintings reflect today's culture?

Diego Rivera: His World and Ours is a wonderful introduction to this great artist.

Praise for Diego Rivera
#65533; "By establishing a link between modern readers and Rivera and challenging them to "make our own murals," the author makes art both aspiration and action. Both solid introduction and exhortation, this book will thrill budding artists." - Kirkus Reviews , starred review

"Kids will want to talk about the great painter, and young artists will find inspiration for their own creations." - Booklist

Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2011.
ISBN: 9780810997318
Characteristics: 32 p. :,col. ill. ;,27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Rivera, Diego 1886-1957.

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KRockstar10 Nov 22, 2013

Well-done and I liked the illustrations, but I got a little bored with all the speculating in the middle. Wish there had been more than one photograph of Rivera's work in the book.

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CourtneyHendon
Apr 11, 2013

The book Diego Rivera: His world and Ours, is about one of the most popular artists of the twentieth century, Diego Rivera. This book teaches about Spanish or Latino culture, and painters, and is suitable for boys and girls. This book is very colorful and has amazing illustrations. This book is a great history lesson and tells about all the interesting places he visited. This book tells about Diego Rivera's life and the impact he made on culture through his paintings. I recommend this book to all students and parents because it is not only a great book, but a great history lesson with amazing illustrations and colors.

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jazmjoh
Mar 10, 2013

I reccomend this book for reading because amount of information learned while reading through this book. It teaches about Mexican history. This is an inspirational book about a man named Diego Rivera. He is an important painter. This book also introduces art history which a lot of children don't have the opportunity to be exposed to. Most children are interested in art so this book allows them to read about someone who is successful and compare their work to his. This books gives hope to younger people who have the same interest as Diego. The entire concept of the book gets the reader thinking about the world around them through an artist's eyes.

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Nancy J Mata
Feb 24, 2013

I love this book. I will definitely recommend this book. Duncan Tonatiuh summarizes Diego Rivera’s life in this book with an outstanding work of art. The illustrations in this book are beautiful and have a lot of similarities with Rivera’s work of art. It seems that the author capture the different painting styles that Rivera used in his paintings. There is Cubism, Realism, and Classism that transports the reader into the wonderful world of art. This is a truly inspiring book. The author also gave us an insight of what inspired him to write this book. Also, this book has a theme that makes a comparison from past to present in how art can be use to represent our way of life. I will definitely recommend this book.

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CourtneyHendon
Apr 11, 2013

CourtneyHendon thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 9

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jazmjoh
Mar 10, 2013

jazmjoh thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

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Nancy J Mata
Feb 24, 2013

Nancy J Mata thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over

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CourtneyHendon
Apr 11, 2013

"Diego Rivera was born in Mexico in a city called Guanajuato, which means the land of frogs."

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jazmjoh
Mar 10, 2013

Diego went to Paris, the captial of France. There he met young artists who were painting in new and exciting ways. He experimented with these new methods of painting himself. One method was called Cubism, in which the painting did not exactly resemble its subject

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Nancy J Mata
Feb 24, 2013

"Would he paint the way we dress and live?"

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CourtneyHendon
Apr 11, 2013

This book is about Diego Rivera, a famous artist whose impact influenced the culture at that time, and still today. The book has a history lesson, and teaches about the important places he visited, and who he was as a painter. This book has beautiful illustrations and lots of color.

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jazmjoh
Mar 10, 2013

Diego Rivera, a famous artist, who we as the reader explores while reading this book. It gives an autobiography of his life and how he began his journey as an artist. This book also gives information on Mexican history and allows the readers to compare their artwork to Diego's work.

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