Throughout his career, Diego Rivera created numerous easel paintings and watercolors representing the indigenous peoples of Mexico. Flower Day (Día de flores) is his earliest and most accomplished depiction of a seller of calla lilies. The unusual perspective of the flowers, which are seen from above, and the blocklike forms of the figures are stylistic devices derived from Rivera's earlier cubist paintings. Flower Day (Día de flores) is Rivera's first major painting to enter a public collection in the United States. It was acquired by the Los Angeles Museum of History, Science, and Art (LACMA's parent institution) after winning first prize in the First Pan-American Exhibition of Oil Paintings (1925).More...
Ilona Katzew, 2008
Ilona Katzew, 2008
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