Art: Rivera Rides Again

To let the world in on the inspiration he experienced during his ten-month sojourn in the Soviet and satellites last year, Mexican Muralist Diego Rivera last week turned his own plush Mexico City gallery over to a show of his latest works: 150 oils, watercolors and drawings, all of people and places behind the Iron Curtain.

For critics who had begun to fear that Rivera was now painting more out of habit than conviction, there were some reassuring touches. His Little Soviet Girl (see cut), a flaxen-haired, blue-eyed Muscovite, clutching her school case in the cold, was a real charmer. The...

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