Google Doodle Celebrates Diego Rivera’s 125th Birthday

Doodle depicts Rivera painting a massive mural

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Today Google is honoring artist Diego Rivera’s 125th birthday with a Google doodle that shows him painting one of his famed murals.

Born in Guanajuato, Mexico in 1886, Rivera was considered by many to be the leader of the Mexican muralists, who worked hard to expose ordinary people to art utilizing murals in public areas. Many of Rivera’s works depicted Mexico’s turbulent history. Rivera was also married to another famous Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo.

At one point he was even commissioned to paint a mural on the walls of the Detroit Institute of Arts. The mural celebrates the American worker, and shows the production lines of car plants.

Rivera was known for his support of communism, Leon Trotsky lived with him for some time after fleeing Russia. Even among other communists, Rivera was seen as an extreme figure. You’ll probably see a few “Google honors communist with Google Doodle” headlines today in your news reader.

What do you think of the Google Doodle? Tell us what you think below.

Google Doodle Celebrates Diego Rivera’s 125th Birthday
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  • maureen kelly

    I love the Google doodle representing Diego Rivera painting one of his murals! He was a famous Mexican artist and made the people of his country proud of their heritage. Whether he was Communist or not doesn’t matter….everyone has their beliefs and passions and he made a mark on both Mexico and the art world! Feliz Cumpleanos, Diego!

  • http://tarak-mehta-ka-oolta-chashma.blogspot.com tarak mehta

    awesome google doodle really so impressive theme. Diego Rivera wish to happy birth day.

  • Rell Allyn

    Love it! I recognized it right off the bat! Love his work and love Google for allowing me to share with people all over the globe in honoring this great contributor to fine art. As far as his communist background it seems to me that capitalism is the new bad word these days. Kind of silly all of the power placed in an “ism”. Brava Google!!! One of the myriad ways you remain a hallmark leader of our time!

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