Passion, Politics and Painting at the High Museum of Art

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    Atlanta’s High Museum of Art is the sole US venue for “Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics, and Painting.”

    The exhibition features some of the best examples of Kahlo and Rivera’s art with more than 120 works, including iconic paintings from and photographs of both artists.

    Pictured above is Frida Kahlo’s Self Portrait with Monkeys, 1943, oil on canvas.

    Frida & Diego positions the artists’ work within the political and artistic contexts of their time. Their art speaks of a fierce loyalty to and pride in Mexico, the ideals of the 1910 Mexican Revolution and their commitment to the conditions of the common man.

    The exhibition features more than 75 works primarily drawn from the collection of Mexico’s Dolores Olmedo as well as the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of Mexican Art.

    The exhibition is accompanied by a full-color catalogue. It premiered at the Art Gallery of Ontario in the Fall of 2012.

    Key paintings by Frida Kahlo featured in the exhibition include:

    Hospital Henry Ford (Henry Ford Hospital), 1932
    Autorretrato con Monos (Self-Portrait with Monkeys), 1943
    La Columna Rota (The Broken Column), 1944
    El Abrazo de Amor de el Universo, La Tierra (México), Diego, yo y el Señor Xólotl (The Love Embrace of the Universe, the Earth (Mexico), Diego, Me and Señor Xólotl), 1949

    Key works by Diego Rivera featured in the exhibition include:

    Autorretrato (Self-Portrait), 1930
    La Canoa Enflorada (The Flowered Canoe), 1931
    Vendedora de Alcatraces (Calla Lily Vendor), 1943
    El Joven de la Estilografica (Portrait of Best Maugard), 1914

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