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Michelangelo vs. Diego Rivera

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Maritza Rebollar

on 10 January 2014

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Transcript of Michelangelo vs. Diego Rivera

Michelangelo vs. Diego Rivera
Political Influences
Diego Rivera:

After joining the Mexican Communist Party and becoming a politician, his artistic work, during this period, tends to reflect the working-class scenes and society as a whole. He intended on producing paintings that sent political messages to the public.

Artistic Styles and Media Usage
Michelangelo Diego Rivera
Michelangelo Diego Rivera
Michelangelo was commissioned by the church to paint murals for Catholic churches and even decorate the popes tomb. One of his most memorable church art is the Sistine chapel.

Michelangelo didn't use any political influences. his work is more based on the Catholic religion and Biblical verses and stories. He would also use the male body to be represented in his paintings and sculptures that we see today.
Michelangelo and Diego Rivera are two well known artist. They share some similarities, but they also contain many differences. In this slide show you will view the differences between Michelangelo and Rivera's political and cultural influences. As well as, religious influences, the differences in artistic styles, and use of medias.
Diego Rivera was a converse, a member of an ethnic group comprised of Jews whose ancestors had been forced to convert to Catholicism. Diego Rivera was raised as a Catholic, but was aware of his Jewish heritage. As an adult, Rivera was a self-proclaimed atheist.
Diego Rivera
Diego Rivera is regarded as one of the most influential painters in Mexican history. He was born in Guanajuato, Mexico, he would reflect his art based on the hard working Mexicans and would paint about the Mexican culture like Dia De los Muertos (day of the dead).
Michelangelo, in many ways celebrated the Western values of loving this world and humanity. Many of his art work consist on the rediscovery of the underlying principles of Greco-Roman art
Diego's artistic style was based on his mexican culture which captivated much of the working class as well as, the mexican revolution. Two well known media usage of Diego Rivera would have to be fresco painting and murals.
Michelangelo's artistic style was born during the Italian Renaissance, sculpting and painting man pieces of work based on the male body. Two well known media usage of Michelangelo would have to be sculpturing and fresco painting.
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