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Art Lovers Book Club:Dreaming with His Eyes Open: A Life of Diego Rivera


Aug. 16 at 4 PM Dreaming with His Eyes Open: A Life of Diego Rivera by Patrick Marnham

This fascinating biography of Diego Rivera, the brilliant Mexican artist and revolutionary (and twice-married husband of Frida Kahlo), captures the explosively passionate nature that made Rivera one of this century's most gifted and controversial painters. Drawing on his extensive travels and research, Patrick Marnham explores a character who was, in every sense, larger than life. We are introduced to rural Mexico, Spain, and Italy where he first encounters the work of the great fresco painters that will change his life and art forever. Throughout we are witness to Rivera's immense passions; his countless lovers, his stormy relationship with Frida Kahlo, his political bravado, his massive strength, and maniacal work ethic which fueled his highest artistic achievements and made for an extraordinarily complex life. Marnham conveys to us the impact of this galvanic force that was Rivera's creative drive and personality, and shows why he was perhaps the greatest muralist since the Renaissance.



Hosts for this Event:
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art




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