venerdì 29 gennaio 2016

Tina Modotti in un affresco di Diego Rivera

Julio Antonio Mella, Tina Modotti, and […] Vittorio Vidali (in a black beret, just visible behind Modotti’s head) // [wikipedia: The love triangle of Mella, Vidale [Vidali] and Modotti is immortalized in Diego Rivera’s mural “In the Arsenal.”. The extreme right [as you face it] of the mural shows […] Tina Modotti holding a belt of ammunition. Vidale’s face, partly hidden, stares suspiciously from under a black hat, as he peers over her shoulder, while Modotti gazes lovingly at Julio Antonio Mella […] Given the closeness of Diego Rivera to the people involved some consider this fresco painting to be evidence of Vidale’s and Rivera’s involvement in Mella’s assassination and this work of art is believed by many to relate to Rivera’s expulsion from the Mexican Communist Party.]
Al centro del quadro si riconosce Frida Kahlo. David Alfaro Siqueiros è l'ultimo a sinistra di chi guarda. All'angolo opposto sulla destra troviamo Tina Modotti, e Julio Antonio Mella con Vittorio Vidali seminascosto dietro di lei.

Diego Rivera, La distribuzione delle armi, 1928. / Fresco
Court of Labor, Ministry of Education, Mexico City.