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Baku to host exhibition dedicated to Mexican artist

17 July 2017 [18:21] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

Art Tower gallery will host a photo exhibition in memory of prominent Mexican artist Frida Kahlo on July 18.

The exhibition is organized jointly by NGO Arts Council Azerbaijan, Administration of State Historical-Architectural Reserve “Icherisheher”, Mexican Embassy in Azerbaijan and Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Trend Life reported.

One of Mexico's greatest artists, Frida Kahlo began painting after she was severely injured in a bus accident. 

Despite the excruciating physical suffering, Frida sparkled with humor. And only by taking the brush, he allowed himself to think about the inevitable. She dreamed about the baby, but a terrible injury has not allowed her to have children. Three pregnancies - but it was quite a feat in her position - ended tragically. And then she began to draw children, the most depicted as the dead 

After her accident, Kahlo abandoned the study of medicine and began to paint so that 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've never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.

In 1929, she became politically active and married fellow communist artist Diego Rivera.

Frida Kahlo exhibited her paintings in Paris and Mexico before her death in 1954.

The exhibition will run until July 25. The  gallery operates from 10:00 to 17:00. Admission is free.

Note that the first exhibition dedicated to the life of prominent Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in Baku opened on July 6.

The exhibition timed to the birthday of Frida Kahlo took place in the "Rotunda -1" room of the Landmark Hotel and featured photos from the family archive of the artists.


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