Nov 20, 2007

Flower Market

Flower Market

1930

Diego Rivera

(Mexican, 1886–1957)

publisher

Weyhe Gallery

Lithograph

Image: 27.9 x 40.6 cm (11 x 16 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Prasse Collection 1972.218

Catalogue raisonné: Cortés Gutiérrez 922; Williams 2

State: II/II

Edition: edition of 150

Location

Did you know?

To create the vivid yellow background of this lithograph, Diego Rivera's master printer, George C. Miller, used a "tone stone" that imprinted a white sheet of paper with colored ink.

Description

Following the Mexican Revolution, artists throughout the country began to create works that celebrated the country's history and future. In this print, Diego Rivera shows a gathering of figures in indigenous costume gathering to exchange flowers, suggesting Mexico's bounty. Such images formed an important statement about national identity at a time of constant change.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Lithograph
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Lithograph

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