Oct. 20, 2012 - Jan 20, 2013
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario
The exhibit Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting at the Art Gallery of Ontario features 75 works by the artists, drawn primarily from the collection of Mexico’s Museo Dolores Olmedo. Highlighting Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’s lives together and apart. The volatility of their relationship, politics, society, their views and activism are seen clearly in their work.
Kahlo paintings were described by French poet and writer André Breton as “a ribbon around a bomb.” She was often called a Surrealist, but shunned the label, claiming her paintings depicted realities instead of dreams.
Notable works by Kahlo include:
Notable works by Rivera include:
This exhibition is co-organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), the High Museum of Art (Atlanta) and the Museo Dolores Olmedo (Mexico City) in association with The Vergel Foundation, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of Mexican Art and Galería Arvil.