The naive painting style of some of his paintings is not as popular there (Europe). Rivera also experimented with cubism, but Picasso is such a giant in Europe. But Diego's revolutionist murals definitely stand out. For the sake of being short, I keep it in this post to the painting style in which he painted the Calle lilies, the flower seller, etc..
© 16 x 20, Oil, St.Germain
You and I
Your colors are my country
my home is wherever you will be
you are always around me
your voice and touch
as far as the horizon
By the way, that the baby is blue does not mean that the baby is dead, or that it is a boy! You may remember that French ultramarine is my favorite color. And I added the poem to indicate that this is about the bond between child (named him/her "I") and parent (named her "You).
How I managed to paint this on the day that one of my best study friends delivered her first baby, I do not even want to explain. Even stranger, she is Hispanic, and her family lived for many years in Mexico City. When she got pregnant, we saw each other only every few months or so. So I probably remembered the month, but certainly not the week, and even less the date her baby would be born.
Of course, she bought the painting, and hung it above her baby's bed. She now lives in England with her British hubby and children. That is how my paintings end up around the globe:)
For more specifics on symbols of the painting -such as why there is a rounded horizon, please go to ART NOTES (click on 2nd pic from the top -on the right side bar).