Diego Rivera

Study for Germination panel at Chapingo (Tina Modotti)

signed and dated 1926
pencil and watercolor on buff paper
24 × 18¾ inches (61.0 × 47.6 cm)
1926

In 1926 Rivera painted a series of murals at the agricultural college in Chapingo. The model for this drawing was Tina Modotti, the well-known Italian photographer who accompanied Edward Weston to Mexico in the 1920s.

Literature:
Diego Rivera. Art and Revolution, exhibition catalogue, Mexico, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, 1999, illustrated in color p. 156