The Story Of Diego Rivera and Charisma

I always start my art residences, by giving a lecture on the lives of a few artists. I began one class by talking about the great Mexican muralist, Diego Riviera, partly because the class was mainly made up of Latino students. I needed them to know about the intense and unremitting labor required to create a great work of art. And yet, I also wanted them to know that even a rather over-weight ugly man with bulging eyes could still be charming and successful during his life. He was famous not only for his great work and talent, but also for his charismatic personally. Everyone wanted to be around him and in spite of his appearance many found him irresistible and exciting. As I ended my lecture, one rather over-weight student raised his hand and asked, “Were can I get some charisma?”