The Revolutionary Spirit in Modern Art

In Diego Rivera’s article “The Revolutionary Spirit in Modern Art” (Art in Theory: 1900-2000, pgs. 421-424), he calls for a proletariat art. How does he define the art of the proletariat?
In a 2-3 page, double-spaced answer the questions below and include your own critical examination of Rivera’s ideas. Do you agree with him? Why or why not?
What will proletariat art look like (form)? What will it convey (content)?How does Rivera vest the notion of art for art’s sake with political resonance? Why does he think art for art’s sake is problematic?What is Rivera’s evaluation of the Russian avant-garde movements of Suprematism and Constructivism?What is the role of propaganda in art, according to Rivera?What connections can you make between Rivera’s ideas on painting and the movements discussed this week (Neue Sachlichkeit, American Scene Painting, and the Mexican mural movement)? Do you think Rivera would approve of the art made in these movements? Why or why not? Where/how do you see his ideas show up in his own painting? 
Format your paper according to the Liberal Arts Writing Guide (also found under the references tab in this course). Your paper should contain the following components:
Papers must have an introduction and a conclusion.Papers will be formatted in Chicago Manual Style and include a separate Bibliography page.Discusses specific examples and not generalities.Papers must be spellchecked with no grammar or punctuation errors.

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