Frida & Diego Mexico City Tour-Day 4 PM

The afternoon of day 4 of the Frida & Diego Mexico City Tour took us to Anahuacalli, Diego Rivera’s Museum and Studio. This magnificent structure, also located in Coyoacán, was to be his archeological museum and studio. Designed by Diego, he called it “my composite of Aztec, Mayan and ‘Rivera Traditional’ styles”. Diego was an avid collector of pre-Hispanic artifacts amassing over 60,000 pieces during his lifetime. Located on the 2nd floor, the cavernous studio houses some of his immense preliminary sketches which served as the basis for some of his most important works. The studio’s large north facing windows provide for magnificent light, unfortunately Diego died in 1957, prior to the museum’s completion, and he never got to occupy it.

collage anahuacalli

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I have had a passion for photography since first using my Dad’s 35 mm camera as a teenager. The amazing digital innovations that have revolutionized the photographic arts in recent years have only served to heighten my passion for the art form. Modern digital photography, along with use of the basic principles of color, composition and design afford today’s photographers endless artistic expression. Each photograph is part of a process, the result of research, experimentation, persistence, accident and luck. More recently in a search, for new markets for my photography, I have started writing short articles wrapping them around my photography for publication. You can see more of my work at www.fotoventures.net.
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