El Vendedor De Alcatraces
Diego Rivera was greatly influenced by indigenous Mexican art. He produced murals that depict Mexico’s history and their social problems. In America, he was commissioned by Henry Ford and the Rockefellers to paint murals for their respective buildings.
His paintings of flower vendors illustrate the hard work the peasants have to endure in their day to day lives.
The Flower Carrier
Diego Rivera is considered as the greatest Mexican painter of the 20th century. He reintroduced fresco painting into modern art and architecture.
Rivera’s artwork shows his concern for the plight of the peasants in Mexico. The symbolism in The Flower Carrier and his other paintings represent the difficulties faced by unskilled workers in the modern world.