FRIDA KAHLO PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS FROM MEXICO’S COLLECTIONS
February 2, 2016
April 30, 2016
The exhibition is curated by Ekaterina V. Lopatkina, deputy director of the Department of Contemporary Art of the State Hermitage. It is the first time the art and life of Frida Kahlo are presented in Russia, and is comprised of thirty-five oil paintings, in addition to drawings and prints from the 1930s, 40s and 50s, on loan from the Museo Dolores Olmedo Patiño in Mexico City, the Galleria Arvil and the collection of Juan Coronel Rivera, the nephew of Diego Rivera. Over 100 photographs portraying Frida Kahlo at work or with her husband Diego Rivera will offer insight and context to the artist’s life and process. Works on display include The Broken Column, Henry Ford Hospital, My Nurse and I and Without Hope, which have been considered national patrimony by the govermnent of Mexico since 1984 and are, thus, nearly impossible to travel.
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