Peasants by Diego Rivera

This painting was originally produced in 1931. Rivera looked to represent the individuals of Mexico through painting, and in doing so, he captured the country's essence. In the painting Peasants, the workers reflect Mexico's culture, people, struggle, and even its social/political structure. In this way, the simple image of a peasant can be both specific and universal. Any daughter of industry or son of agriculture could look at that painting and see Mexico. By covering a deep yet simplistic meaning in his paintings, Rivera often unified his people through his art.