Diego Rivera's Famous Quotes

I've never believed in God, but I believe in Picasso. ”
- Diego Rivera

If I ever loved a woman, the more I loved her, the more I wanted to hurt her. Frida was only the most obvious victim of this disgusting trait. ”
- Diego Rivera

Through her paintings, she breaks all the taboos of the woman's body and of female sexuality. (talking of his wife Frida Kahlo) ”
- Diego Rivera

Every good composition is above all a work of abstraction. All good painters know this. But the painter cannot dispense with subjects altogether without his work suffering impoverishment. ”
- Diego Rivera

Never before had a woman put such agonizing poetry on canvas as Frida did. ”
- Diego Rivera

July 13, 1954 was the most tragic day of my life. I had lost my beloved Frida forever. To late now I realized that the most wonderful part of my life had been my love for Frida.”
- Diego Rivera

I did not know it then, but Frida had already become the most important fact in my life. And would continue to be, up to the moment she died, 27 years later.”
- Diego Rivera

All inner doubt, the conflict that had so tortured me in Europe, had disappeared. I painted as naturally as I breathed, spoke or sweated. My style was born like a child, in a moment, with the difference that this birth took place at the end of a painful, 35-year gestation.”
- Diego Rivera

... (Cubism) was a revolutionary movement, questioning everything that had previously been said and done in art. It held nothing sacred. As the old word would soon blow itself apart, never to be the same again, so Cubism broke down the forms as they had been seen for centuries, and was creating out of the fragments new forms, new objects, new patters and - ultimately - new worlds.”
- Diego Rivera