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Diego Rivera Magnetic Finger Puppet

Diego Rivera Magnetic Finger Puppet

By The Unemployed Philosopher's Guild

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Legendary Mexican muralist Diego Rivera showed artistic promise from childhood. He received a scholarship to the prestigious Academia de San Carlos in México City and a grant to study in Europe, where he befriended many influential painters, including Picasso.

Rivera returned to Mexico and became an important an influential painter, as well as a founder of the Mexican Muralist movement. his art represented the lives of the Mexican people and exalted the nation's pre-Columbian cultures.

He also managed to win the heart of Frida Kahlo, whom he married (twice!)

  • Recommended for ages 5 and up due to small parts
  • Information card included

Product Details

  • Product type: Finger Puppet
  • Shipping Dimensions: 4.0
    (10.2 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 0.19 lb (3.0 oz; 85 g)
  • SKU010010984 | 814229000365

About the Artist, Diego Rivera

Diego Rivera was a famous Mexican artist born on December 8, 1886. He grew up with a passion for drawing and painting. Rivera became known for his incredible murals, which are large paintings on walls.

He studied art in Mexico and then traveled to Europe to learn more about different styles of painting. Rivera's art often focused on the lives of everyday people and the history of Mexico. He used bright colors and bold shapes in his murals to tell stories.

Rivera believed that art should be for everyone, so he painted murals in public places like schools and government buildings. His art celebrated Mexican culture, traditions, and the struggles of working people.

He married another famous artist, Frida Kahlo, and together they became an important part of the art scene in Mexico. Rivera's legacy lives on through his powerful and influential murals, which continue to inspire people around the world. He passed away on November 24, 1957, leaving behind a rich artistic heritage.

About The Unemployed Philosopher's Guild

The origins of the Unemployed Philosophers Guild are shrouded in mystery. Some accounts trace the Guild's birth to Athens in the latter half of the 4th century BCE. Allegedly, several lesser philosophers grew weary of the endless Socratic dialogue endemic in their trade and turned to crafting household implements and playthings. (Hence the assertions that Socrates quaffed his hemlock poison from a Guild-designed chalice, though vigorous debate surrounds the question of whether it was a "disappearing" chalice.)

Others argue that the UPG dates from the High Middle Ages, when the Philosophers Guild entered the world of commerce by selling bawdy pamphlets to pilgrims facing long lines for the restroom. Business boomed until 1211 when Pope Innocent III condemned the publications. Not surprisingly, this led to increased sales, even as half our membership was burned at the stake.

More recently, revisionist historians have pinpointed the birth of the Guild to the time it was still cool to live in New York City's Lower East Side. Two brothers turned their inner creativity and love of paying rent towards fulfilling the people's needs for finger puppets, warm slippers, coffee cups, and cracking up at stuff.

Most of the proceeds go to unemployed philosophers (and their associates). A portion also goes to some groups working on profound causes.

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