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Still Life with an Apple

A work made of graphite on tan laid paper.
© 2018 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of graphite on tan laid paper.

Date:

1918

Artist:

Diego Rivera
Mexican, 1886-1957

About this artwork

Educated in Mexico City, Diego Rivera also studied art in Madrid and Paris. The simplified forms and juxtaposition of everyday objects in this carefully rendered still life reflect his encounter in Paris during the second decade of the 20th century with the emerging Cubist movement. This artistic foundation would ultimately contribute to the bold style he developed as a leader of the Mexican Mural Renaissance. Rivera’s Communist affiliations were a cause of friction for him in the United States, especially during the McCarthy era. Nevertheless, he completed many commissions here, most notably murals in San Francisco, Detroit, and New York.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Diego Rivera

Title

Still Life with an Apple

Origin

México

Date

1918–1957

Medium

Graphite on tan laid paper

Inscriptions

Signed lower left in graphite: "Rivera. 18"

Dimensions

238 x 314 mm

Credit Line

Bequest of Walter S. Brewster

Reference Number

1954.1078

Copyright

© 2018 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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