Synopsis by Sally Barber
Diego Rivera: I Paint What I See delves into the personal story of history's most famous Mexican muralist. As a result of Rivera's commitment to public art, his vibrant style was expressed in massive and dramatic murals. However, he also produced conventional painting and illustration work. Concerned with social issues, Rivera's art is filled with images of Mexican history, land, and factory workers. The artist's contemporary following included the likes of the Rockefellers and Edsel Ford. This controversial Social Realist is also remembered for his contributions as an influential teacher and art collector. Through home movies, archival footage, and location filming, this program conveys the intensity of Rivera's life as the greatest Mexican painter of the 20th century.
archival-footage, artist, career-retrospective, Cubism, Mexican [nationality], Mexico, murals, painting, realism [school of art]