On December 8th 1886, Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez, known as Diego Rivera was born in Guanajuato.
Diego had a twin brother: Carlos, who died two years after they were born.
He was an artist larger than life who did everything without measures: the number of paintings, the number of women, the quantity of food, the collection of precolumbian artifacts... everything was big about Diego.
At the age of 42 he married, for the third time, Frida Kahlo who was 21 years old, they divorced 10 years later.
On December 8 1940, at the age of 52, Diego remarried Frida in San Francisco.
In the photograph above of December 8th 1940 we see Diego who signs the marriage certificate, Frida is sitting behind him and watches carefully, with a protective or maybe possessive hand on his shoulder.
She wears a very elaborate dress from Huautla de Jimenez from the Mazatecos region, made of handwoven cotton embroidered with silk, wool threads, and decorated with satin ribbons. The precolumbian necklace, like most of her jewelry, was a present from Diego.
Diego and Frida remained married till her death in 1954, he married again for the fifth time in 1955, and died two years later in Mexico City at the age of 71.
"I' ve never believed in God, but I believe in Picasso." - Diego Rivera"