La Mujer del Pozo, 1913 by Diego Rivera


Influenced by the avant garde style of the time, Diego Rivera's oil on canvas painting entitled La Mujer del Pozo was painted in 1913. The mix of abstract art and Aztec imagery are just a few ways to describe this painting. The bold use of the color green and blue add depth while yellow, brown and pale pinks cover inch of white space. The woman's oval shaped face and sullen look combined with her traditional dress add to the paintings appeal. The juxtaposition of the shapes and surfaces helps to invoke a series of emotions, while the cubist technique is executed beautifully.

Diego Rivera was able to capture the voice of many people with his art. His use of muralism and cubist technique continue to have a long lasting effect on up and coming artists. Even clouded in controversy, Diego Rivera remains one of the most important artists of his time.