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FRIDA KAHLO AND DIEGO RIVERA – AN EXHIBITION AT THE ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – (PHOTOS​,PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS)

August 10, 2016

 

FRIDA KAHLO AND DIEGO RIVERA – AN EXHIBITION AT THE ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA   –  25 June – 23 October  2016

Two of modern art history’s most famous names, Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are as famous for their communist leaning political views as their impressive body of work.

Presenting 33 masterpieces from the collection of Jacques and Natasha Gelman, an exhibition featuring the work of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera has opened  recently at the Art Gallery of NSW.

Kahlo, who began to paint while recovering from horrific injuries sustained during a car crash as a teenager, specialised in self-portraits (“I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.”), while Rivera spent time as part of the French avant-garde movement in Paris, before returning to Mexico to paint politically charged murals.

The pair married in  1929, and divorced in 1939, and were married again in 1940, remaining together until Kahlo’s death in 1954.

In a recently opened exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW, running until October 9th,  2016, a selection of their work is displayed alongside a collection of photographs by various people from their tumultuous life together, including Edward Weston, Lola Alvarez Bravo, and Guillermo Kahlo, Frida’s father.

The key works are on loan from the Gelman Collection, begun by Jacques Gelman, a Russian film producer who specialised in recreating Western films for Mexican audiences. He and his wife Natasha met Diego Rivera when they commissioned him to paint Natasha’s portrait, beginning a long relationship with Mexican art that would eventually see their accumulated collection divided between the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and the Centro Cultural Muros in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

The exhibition offers a rare chance to see masterpieces from two of Mexican art history’s most famous names, providing a fascinating insight into both their personal life and their politics.

“Distinguished by her instantly recognizable trademark, her uni-brow – and, to a certain extent, her wispy, dark moustache – Frida Kahlo was a creator who used herself as the subject matter for her own work which, at the end of her life, numbered about two-hundred paintings in all, sixty-six of which were self-portraits. (Due to their rarity, whenever they appear at auction sales, Frida’s paintings now command millions.) Where other individuals use the ink at the tip of a pen to record their lives and times in words on paper, Frida charted hers on canvas by the usage a fine sable brush; oils were her “ink”: the anguish and struggles of her daily existence, her inner turmoil as well as her disappointments; her works were also a testament to Frida’s spirit of endurance and her exuberant love of life. It is as though she used her self-portraits as a vehicle for self-analysis, studying herself (by its very nature, self-portraiture has traditionally necessitated the need for mirrors for self-observation) – it was a method by which she looked inward, trying to make sense of herself, her life and her world.


Everything about Frida was unique; everything was an outer, distinctive expression of a woman who was, above all, proud, determined, passionate, and intensely individual. Her paintings; her chunky Pre-Columbian jewellery; the flowers and ribbons tucked and woven into her braided hair; her choice of wearing only traditional Mexican Tehuana dresses – these were all elements of her characteristic style, a style that would resurface decades later in “Kahlo-inspired” designer collections. Little was did she realize it then, but her life would become the subject of innumerable books and would, eventually, be translated into films and documentaries, prominent of which was the 2002 Oscar-winning movie, Frida. She was not only an artist who painted canvases, she was a living work of art. Like all originals, she was her own creation.”

 

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FRIDA KAHLO AND DIEGO RIVERA – AN EXHIBITION AT THE ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA         –      A LARGE WALL  PHOTOGRAPH

 

 

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FRIDA KAHLO AND DIEGO RIVERA – AN EXHIBITION AT THE ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – A LARGE WALL PHOTOGRAPH

 

 

 

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FRIDA KAHLO AND DIEGO RIVERA – AN EXHIBITION AT THE ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – “The subject of this painting contains many elements derived from ancient Mexican mythology. Frida’s inability to bear children led her to adopt a maternal role towards Diego. In the center of the painting, like a Madonna, she holds her husband Diego in a love embrace that illustrates the combining relationship of women and men. Although the woman is the nurturing figure, the man has the third eye of wisdom in his forehead, so they are both dependent on each other. Embracing the human couple is the Aztec Earth Mother, Cihuacoatl, made from clay and rock. The outermost figure, the Universal Mother, embraces Cituacoatl. In the foreground, the Itzcuintli dog, Senor Xolotl, is more than simply one of the artist’s favorite pets: it represents Xolotl, a being in the form of a dog who guards the underworld. In this painting, Frida presents life, death, night, day, moon, sun, man and woman all in a recurring dichotomy which is deeply intertwined and all is held together by two powerful mythological beings.”

 

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FRIDA KAHLO AND DIEGO RIVERA – AN EXHIBITION AT THE ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

 

 

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