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Bakuians to familiarize with works of Frida Kahlo ,Diego Rivera

04 July 2017 [12:14] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

Baku will host a photo exhibition dedicated to the life of prominent Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

‘A smile in the middle of the way’ will be presented in Baku for the first time.

To be organized by the Mexican Embassy in Azerbaijan, the exhibition will take place in the "Rotunda -1" room of the Landmark Hotel on July 6 at 7:00 p.m, Trend reported.

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo were one of the most controversial and well-known couples in the history of art in Mexico.

One of Mexico's greatest artists, Frida Kahlo began painting after she was severely injured in a bus accident. She later became politically active and married fellow communist artist Diego Rivera in 1929.

After her accident, Kahlo abandoned the study of medicine and began to paint, to occupy herself during her three-month immobilization. Self-portraits were a dominant motif then. Kahlo once said, “I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.

Kahlo created at least 140 paintings, along with dozens of drawings and studies. Of her paintings, 55 are self-portraits which often incorporate symbolic portrayals of physical and psychological wounds. She insisted, “I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.

She exhibited her paintings in Paris and Mexico before her death in 1954.

Diego Rivera had a great influence on Kahlo’s painting style. Kahlo had always admired Rivera and his work.

Rivera’s large frescoes helped establish the Mexican mural movement in Mexican art.


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