Iconoclasm: The Diego Rivera Version

With this photo of one of Diego Rivera’s magnificient murals from a recent visit to Mexico City, I wish my readers a happy New Year. In Rivera’s vision of the Communist utopia, religion has been abandoned and a headless idol features prominently.

Detail of “Man, Controller of the Universe” in the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City. Photo: TMK, December 2007.

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  1. it is interesting to note that in the arms of this destroyed idol is the Fasces: the symbol of Italian Fascism.

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