Baile en Tehauntepec by Diego Rivera

Baile en Tehauntepec was painted by Diego Rivera in 1935 and the original size is 18 15/16 x 23 7/8 in. (48.1 x 60.64 cm). It is now stored in Las Angeles Museum of Art.

This painting shows a group of dancing people. It uses bright colors to reflect the festival mode of the normal life of Mexican working people.

Rivera's mission was, in his own words, to 'reproduce the pure basic images of my land. I wanted my paintings to reflect the social life of Mexico as I saw it, and through my vision of the truth to show the masses the outline of the future.'