Blog 7 and Blog 8

Diego_1907b

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Diego Rivera

Self Portrait

1907

This is a self portrait of Diego Rivera made in 1907.  I chose it because the subject matter appeals to me.  Most self portraits seems to be of a person sitting upright so one can take them in fully and see a lot of detail in their face.  This portrait to me just looks cool.  Diego is just sitting at the bar drinking and smoking a cigar.  It looks like he rules the world.  Diego Rivera was born in 1886 in Mexico.  At an early age Diego began experimenting with drawing which led him to painting.  At the age of twenty, he was well established as a painter.  Diego was also married to a famous painter by the name of Frida Kahlo.  Mostly, he concentrated on murals.

Lam_L5304

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Wilfredo Lam

Untilted 3

1953

I chose this painting by Lam because it just looked very odd to me.  On the left it looks like a shooting star with a spider right below it hanging from a web.  Then on the right side a big bird is soaring over and a horse is sticking it’s head into the painting.  I’m not sure what all this is supposed to mean but it looks fun.  Lam grew up in Cube with a grandmother that was in to voodoo rituals. He became close friends with Picasso and wrote many texts.  Lam is considered to be one of the most important artists of the 20th century.

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