from 20 March 2014 to 31 August 2014
Rome, Scuderie del Quirinale
Frida Kahlo, Sel-portrait with Thorne Necklace, 1940, © Banco de México Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, México D.F. by SIAE 2014
The exhibition will display and investigate Frida Kahlo’s artistic production in its evolution from its beginnings under the influence of the New Objectivity and Magical Realism and her reinterpretation of ancestral and traditional native art to the reflections of the American Realism of the 1920s and 30s and the ideological and political components modeled on Mexican Muralism, as well as account for such influences. Thus, by walking through a single and rare exhibition, it will be possible to admire Kahlo’s works next to a selection of works by the artists active in that period who “lived” physically and artistically near her, from her husband, Diego Rivera – who will be present with several significant works, such as “Portrait of Natasha Gelman” from 1943, “Nude (Frida Kahlo)” from 1930, and ”Self-portrait” from 1948 – to others such as José Clemente Orozco, José David Alfaro Siqueiros,n and Maria Izquierdo.