The Passions of Frida & Diego

A major survey of paintings by legendary Mexican art couple Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera is coming to Toronto this fall, with 75 key works including Kahlo’s Self Portrait with Monkeys.

Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting includes 75 pieces, many from the Museo Dolores Olmedo in Mexico, which houses the world’s largest Kahlo collection. One is The Broken Column (above), bleak evidence of her tortured life, painted shortly after she underwent spinal surgery.  (See more on Kahlo’s tragedies, here)

Notable works by Diego include The Flowered Canoe (above).  Rivera had a profound impact on the art world and is especially well known in the U.S. for his involvement in Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s public works program during the Depression – through his exquisite public murals.

-Detroit Industry at the Detroit Institute of Arts (1932-33, 27 panels)

The Art Gallery of Ontario exhibit runs October 20, 2012, until January 20, 2013.

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  1. It was said at some point that the exhibition will be brought to London. I am still waiting… You’re lucky! I would love to see Frida’s paintings, the expression of her art is touching.


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