20.03.2014 - 31.08.2014
Frida Kahlo - Self-Portrait with Necklace of Thorns, 1940 - Banco de México Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, México D.F. by SIAE 2014
Two important cities, Rome and Genoa, present a joint project focusing on the world’s favorite Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo.
In Rome, the Scuderie del Quirinale looks at the artist and the influence that her epoch’s artistic movements – particularly Mexican Modernism and international Surrealism – had on her work.
In Genoa, rather, Frida Kahlo is joined by Diego Rivera at the Palazzo Ducale (later in the year, September 20th, 2014 to February 15th, 2015). This exhibition follows up on that in Rome, highlighting Frida’s marriage to Rivera, which left indelible traces in her art.
Around 130 of Kahlo’s paintings and sketches on view at the Scuderie are set to round out her first ever retrospective in Italy. Undisputed icon of 20th-Century Mexican culture, beloved forerunner of the feminism of her age, and venerated cinematic figure, Kahlo’s art imitated – and intertwined with – her fascinating life.
Of course it is not only her biography we find in Frida’s masterpieces, i.e. the physical and psychological injuries resulting from her terrible and life-changing accident at 17 years. Her art also merges with the history and society of the day, reflecting the cultural changes following the Mexican Revolution.
Major works are on loan from public and private collections in Mexico, the U.S. and Europe. Visitors will most certainly appreciate some of Nickolas Muray’s and others' photographic portraits of Frida from the 1940s.
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Full Price € 12.00
Reduced € 9.50
Where: Scuderie del Quirinale
Address: Via XXIV Maggio 16