Sunday, April 28, 2013

Frida & Diego.

While I was in Atlanta I visited the High Museum of Art to see the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibit. Frida and Diego Passion, Politics, and Painting was an extremely powerful exhibit and told a love story that wasn't your typical one.
The exhibition was beautifully curated with the idea of weaving together the lives of them both. We follow Diego through his very first paintings, his early attempts at cubism, as well as his portraits and murals. Frida's work which primarily consists of a range of self portraits from throughout her life are highlighted. Some of my favourite pieces from them both are landscapes and still-lifes-- Diego's series of sunsets, and Frida of her home in Mexico.

The result of their tumultuous relationship is very present in some of Frida's paintings, both the physical and emotional pain were the focus of some of the most emphatic pieces.

It always amazes me how these artists can capture so much in a few strokes.

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