"IN THE BEST OF RIVERA'S FRESCOES, THE AESTHETIC AND THE POLITICAL FUSE INTO AN ARTISTIC UNITY. HE IS NOT SIMPLY AN IDEOLOGUE WHO PAINTS BUT A GREAT ARTIST. WE MAY FORGET HIS IDEAS, BUT HIS IMAGES STAY WITH US."



"I THINK IT IS REASONABLE TO PROPOSE, IN FACT TO INSIST, THAT RIVERA'S IMPACT LIVES ON AND WILL NOT PASS AWAY WITH TIME. AS HAS HAPPENED TO RELIGIOUS PAINTING FROM OTHER CIVILIZATIONS, THE ELEMENT OF PROPAGANDA IN HIS WORK GROWS EVER MORE DIFFUSE, BECOMING LESS DISTURBING TO THE ENJOYMENT OF THE WORKS AND OF THEMSELVES."


Luis Cardoza y Aragon
1998