Diego Rivera: Two Women (1914)

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screenshot_2019-01-10 art in context - the arkansas arts center Diego Rivera, Mexican (1886 – 1957), Dos Mujeres (Two Women), 1914, Oil on canvas, Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection: Gift of Abby Rockefeller Mauzé, New York. Public domain US, Link:

“I know now that he who hopes to be universal in his art must plant in his own soil. Great art is like a tree, which grows in a particular place and has a trunk, leaves, blossoms, boughs, fruit, and roots of its own. The more native art is, the more it belongs to the entire world, because taste is rooted in nature. When art is true, it is one with nature. This is the secret of primitive art and also of the art of the masters—Michelangelo, Cézanne, Seurat, and Renoir. The secret of my best work is that it is Mexican.”    Diego Rivera

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