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Monday, 14 May 2012

Mexico, Paris, Bruges, Spain, London and North Carolina in the company of Diego Rivera

The life and loves of artist Diego Rivera  (otherwise known as Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez), are beautifully captured across two good, colourfuand very individual novels, alighting in some beautiful places around the globe along the way.

Beloff and Rivera
This exceptional novel chronicles the artist's years with his first wife Angeline Beloff  '.....the best "travel" book I have read in a long while.....I felt immersed in the sights, sounds, smells and flavours of Paris, London, Brugges, Spain and Mexico. It is such a vivid portrayal of cafe life in Belle Epoque Paris....'

Kahlo and Rivera

Rivera, Trotsky and his second wife Frida Kahlo appear in this book by renowned author Babara Kinsolver and is set both in Mexico and North Carolina and "truly captures the colours of the environment"

FridaIf you are a fan of Frida Kahlo then you might like the DVD "Frida" starring Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina and Valeria Golino..... full of colour and is redolent of the warm, bright light of Mexico.

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