26 September 2012

Art Gallery of Ontario | Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting

The Art Gallery of Ontario presents "Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting". The exhibition features over 80 paintings by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera and over 60 photographs of the couple. A range of Rivera's painting styles from his early cubist period and studies for his Mexican murals, to his portraits and later landscapes are included. The exhibition also includes almost a quarter of Kahlo's entire body of work. 
The AGO describes "Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting" the exhibition as one that offers a new perspective on the artistic significance of this couple for the 21st century: one which encompasses how their paintings reflect both the dramatic story of their lives together and their artistic commitment to the transformative political and cultural values of post-revolutionary Mexico. 

Although I have a passion for the vibrant cultures in Mexico and South America, I have had a particularly difficult time enjoying Frida's art. Despite the many efforts to revisit her artwork, I find many of them quite disturbing. Is it just me? Am I the one? How do you interpret them? Do you have any favourites? Do comment below.

For more information on the exhibition visit the Art Gallery of Ontario.


  1. what about diego's art?

  2. http://mexicanartwork.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/lacivilizaciontarasa.jpg



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