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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Quiz Time - Where Is This Painting?

I have written a number of posts about the mural paintings of the famous Mexican artist, Diego Rivera.  Here is another one of Rivera's works, the centerpiece of a series of murals that he painted in a public building.

Can you tell me where this painting is located?  Just one hint... it is NOT in Mexico City.

 
 
Good luck!
¡Buena suerte!
 
 
UPDATE -  We have a winner!  Once again Joan has answered correctly.  This mural, considered one of Rivera's masterpieces, is located at the Chapingo Autonomous University, located about 25 miles northeast of Mexico City on the outskirts of the city of Texcoco. 
 
 
The university is considered the most prestigious agricultural school in the country.  The campus is on the site of an old hacienda. 
 
 
 
 
 
The former hacienda chapel is now an assembly hall where university ceremonies are held.  Diego Rivera was commissioned to paint the walls and ceiling of the hall.  The murals were painted between 1924 and 1927.
 


 
 
Congratulations to Joan!



10 comments:

  1. Chapingo, Texcoco ??
    Joan!

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  2. ....at the National School of Agriculture there.
    Joan

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  3. Amazing amazing murals, love Diego!
    Joan

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    1. Rivera is my favorite of the "big three" muralists.

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  4. OK, I officially declare Joan to be "amazing." I'd never have guessed.

    Saludos,

    Kim G
    Boston, MA
    Where we're starting to wonder if Joan hasn't secretly hacked your computer.

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    1. Joan has mentioned that she has frequently traveled to Mexico, and is a big fan of the country.

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  5. Lovely mural. Never heard of any of it and I've been a big fan for years and years! Just shows you that you can learn something new every day..........

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  6. I didn't know the location, but I pegged the style as that of Diego Rivera in an instant.

    Cool mural!

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