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)

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.

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