Dreaming with His Eyes Open: A Life of Diego Rivera

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University of California Press, May 3, 2000 - 350 páginas
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An engaging new biography of the masterful Mexican muralist of indefatibable energy both as an artist and personality, released by Knopf in hardcover as a retrospective exhibition of Rivera's work traveled during 1999 from Detroit to Los Angeles to Dallas.
 

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Dreaming with His Eyes Open is an accurate and well written account of Diego Rivera's life. I especially appreciate his saying that Angeline Beloff was his fiance and she did not live with him prior to marriage as is often said. In her memoirs she tells of their marriage near Dieppe when he returned from a year in Mexico, prior to the revolution. In "House on the Bridge: Ten Turbulent Years with Diego Rivera" her journey from Russia to Paris and her trip to Bruges with Maria Blanchard Gutierrez is fictionalized but based on research. It was in Bruges that she met Rivera and she did the drawing that led to his painting House on the Bridge that he entered in the Salon. It was she who realized his deep love of Mexico and his fate to return and find his style there.
I very much enjoyed previewing this book by Patrick Marnham and appreciate its accuracy and clarity.
 

Contenido

Introduction A Small Town in Mexico
3
FABLES AND DREAMS
17
Chapter Two Young Men in Waistcoats
33
THE LANDS OF REASON
53
Chapter Four The Free Republic of Montparnasse
75
Mexico 19101911 Paris 19111914 7
104
Chapter Six A Monster Emerges
135
REPAINTING THE WORLD
155
Mexico and Moscow 19271929 196
196
Mexico 19291930
219
Chapter Eleven North of the Border
231
THE LAST DREAM
263
Chapter Thirteen A Surrealist Deathtrap
275
Mexico 19411957
297
Chronology
321
Major Mural Paintings 327
327

Chapter Eight A Pistol on the Scaffold
168

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Patrick Marnham's books include Fantastic Invasion: Dispatches from Africa; The Man Who Wasn't Maigret: A Portrait of Georges Simenon, which won the Marsh Biography Award and was nominated for a 1994 Edgar Allen Poe Award; and So Far from God: A Journey to Central America, which won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award.

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