Tuesday, August 27, 2013

" The Liberation of the Peon" by Diego Rivera ( 1931 )

This is Rivera, " The Liberation of the Peon". Inspired by Mayan murals, Diego Rivera painted this portrait in 1931. Rivera incorporates Roman influence by side views of the horses eyes in the middle. The landscapes are curvy with warm brown colors used to portray a hot western like environment. The limp curvature of the naked man's back tells the story of a slave being rescued. The tied arms being cut by another man and the slight marks on the back indicate whipping. I like the visual of one man helping another get away from cruelty because not a lot of people are willing to risk their own lives to help free another.

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