Mexico

Diego Rivera’s Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in the Alameda

Built in the late 1500s, Mexico City’s Alameda is a park that three centuries later had become a place for the city’s wealthy to gather and mingle.  In 1947, Diego Rivera painted his vision of a Sueno de una Tarde Dominical en la Alameda.

Some 45 feet wide by 12 feet high, the mural is filled with historical figures from when the Spaniards first came to the “new world” to then modern-day figures, such as Frida Kahlo.  A skeleton character named Catarina stands center of the cast of characters, and nearby is a chubby faced, young boy named Diego Rivera.

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1 comment on “Diego Rivera’s Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in the Alameda

  1. Shame they chose to show this on the UK site as well when perhaps it would have been more rppaopriate to mark the 31st anniversary of the death of John Lennon. At least he was well known in the UK, unlike Diego Rivera.

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