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FRIDA KAHLO : Y SU MUNDO
FRIDA KAHLO
Y SU MUNDO
Eve-Marie Vaes, January 11, 2010
Frida y el aborto (Frida and the Abortion), 1932_Colección Museo Dolores Olmedo, Xochimilco, México
Frida y el aborto (Frida and the Abortion), 1932_Colección Museo Dolores Olmedo, Xochimilco, México
 
The ultimate Mexican (self-)portrait, Frida Kahlo’s disconcerting gaze stares out from the Museo Olmedo collection, the world’s largest (private) collection of her work. 19 paintings, an etching, six drawings, and a number of photographs bear witness to her brilliant contribution to the symbolist and surrealist movements. And to her life, a hard one from the outset. A tragic bus accident at just 17 led to a series of operations throughout her life, at a time when medicine was just feeling its way. Several miscarriages and a turbulent married life with Diego Rivera, the great painter of the Revolution, contributed to her works’ power and extraordinary beauty. Meet the real Frida, with her lust and struggle for life...

Frida Kahlo/La columna rota (The Broken Column), 1944_Collection Museo Dolores Olmedo, Xochimilco, México
Frida Kahlo/La columna rota (The Broken Column), 1944_Collection Museo Dolores Olmedo, Xochimilco, México
 
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