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dc.contributor.advisorConnelly, Frances S.eng
dc.contributor.authorNordholm, Hilary, 1976-eng
dc.contributor.sponsorArt and Art History
dc.coverage.spatialMexicoeng
dc.date.issued2011eng
dc.date.submitted2011 Summereng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page, viewed on Aug. 1, 2011eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Frances Connellyeng
dc.descriptionVitaeng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 121-123)eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A)--Dept. of Art and Art History. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011eng
dc.description.abstractDiego Rivera was a master of creating visual languages to express his ideas and beliefs. Throughout his life, he actively sought to define Mexican culture and his life through his art and his writing. Much of how he is remembered today: visionary, rebel, lover; and how Mexico is known to the world: exotic, colorful, cultural, was carefully crafted through Rivera's artistic efforts. Rivera created a visual identity for Mexican culture by cultivating a mythology for the nation that in many ways became synonymous with his own life. He fostered a sense of Mexicanidad, or pride in one's Mexican identity by looking to his country's pre-Columbian heritage as well as its indigenous population and working classes for inspiration. Rivera's work referenced these groups in both style and subject, and in his murals, the ordinary people of Mexico were made extraordinary, modern heroes through the eyes of Diego Rivera. The language he created, however, was meticulously crafted to serve both his artistic and political agendas. Even as he incorporated ancient pre-Columbian imagery into his work, Rivera created a visual and cultural identity for a new, modern Mexico.eng
dc.description.sponsorshipCollege of Arts and Sciences
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction -- An education: a cubist interlude and an introduction to primitivism -- Seizing a moment in history -- Constructing a mytheng
dc.description.versionmonographic
dc.format.extentviii, 125 pageseng
dc.format.mediumtext
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/11261eng
dc.languageEnglish
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dc.rightsOpen Access (fully available)
dc.rights.holderCopyright retained by author
dc.subject.lcshArt -- Political aspects -- Mexicoeng
dc.subject.lcshArt and society -- Mexicoeng
dc.subject.lcshRivera, Diego,-- 1886-1957eng
dc.subject.otherThesis -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Art and art historyeng
dc.titleDiego Rivera: constructing a mytheng
dc.typeThesiseng
dc.type.genreGraduate
thesis.degree.disciplineArt and Art Historyeng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameMA (Master of Arts)eng


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