México, D.F: Museo Mural Diego Rivera; Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes; Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes; Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Noviembre 2007-Marzo 2008. color plates, frontis., facs., ports., bios., illus., cat., bibls., color pict. boards. Item #86229
The book accompanies exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of noted painter and muralist Rivera (b. Mexico 1886-1957), including a selection of his earliest drawings and paintings, along with works by his teachers and peers. The catalog covers his intense formation period, with critical texts that explore Rivera's rigorous education in the Art Academy of San Carlos in Mexico City in 1897, under the academic tutelage of figures such as Santiago Rebull, José María Velasco and Felix Parra and his travels to Europe in 1907 to continue his artistic education. The event includes 2 drawing notebooks created by Rivera during in his teenage years, the first a "libreta de apuntes", kept by the paternal family of the painter and later handed to his daughter Guadalupe Rivera Marin, containing certain iconographic elements later used by the artist in his murals, like the atom and the universe. A second notebook "Libreta de Viajes", from a private collection with sketches and unfinished drawings used later for other works. LIMITED EDITION OF 1000. Integrada con 65 piezas, la colección incluye dos libretas de apuntes, una probablemente pergeñada en Querétaro en 1906 y otra con los bocetos que hizo en su viaje en barco a Europa ese mismo año; varios cuadros al óleo de sus maestros Santiago Rebull, José María Velasco, Félix Parra, José Salomé Piña, Andrés Ríos, Julio Ruelas y Germán Gedovius; y de algunos de sus compañeros como Roberto Montenegro, Francisco Goitia y Saturnino Herrán.