His World and OursBook - 2011
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.
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« "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
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"Diego Rivera was born in Mexico in a city called Guanajuato, which means the land of frogs."
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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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.
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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