Tuesday, January 31, 2012

"Frida Kahlo: Her Photos"


 First international exhibition of 257 photographs at the City Museum, Lisbon 



"When Kahlo died, husband Rivera asked the poet Carlos Pellicer to turn her home, Casa Azul(*), into a museum that the people of Mexico could visit to admire the work of the artist. Pellicer went through Kahlo’s belongings and selected key paintings, drawings, photographs, books, and ceramics, to display in the museum. The remaining objects, clothing, documents, drawings, letters… and over 6,000 photographs… were boxed up and put into storage. This remarkable collection remained hidden for more than half a century."
(*) I had the chance to visit it some years ago and LOVED it!

29 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Very interesting !

brattcat said...

so interesting. thank you for sharing these with us.

Lúcia said...

Eu adoraria visitar esse museu, Frida Kahlo era uma artista fantástica! ;-)

photonio said...

very intresting !!!!

Arija said...

I envy you, I too would have loved to see it. Thank you for sharing these few photos.

Sérgio Pontes said...

Deve ter sido uma exposição fascinante. Abraço

Olivier said...

je connaissais les peintures de Frida Kahlo, mais pas ces photos, cela doit etre une superbe exposition

Dorian Susan said...

Frida was such an interesting artist. I love the way she turned herself into muse. Would love to see this exhibit. Perhaps it will come in my area. Thanks for sharing.

Gine said...

Si je le pouvais, je ferais le voyage !

Kate said...

She was an amazing and creative woman. Her life with Diego Rivera was certainly tumultuous.

Sharon said...

What a great exhibit! I hope it moves around the world.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Diego Rivera would not have been the easiest person to whom to be married.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific post for the day, JM! Such an incredible woman/photographer she was! I too have a hard time imagining anyone married to Diego Rivera for any length of time! I do love your captures as always!

Sylvia

Lowell said...

I've never heard of Frida Kahlo, so I shall spend some time researching her background. I can imagine, from your photos, that the museum was a special treat!

cieldequimper said...

Oh how wonderfully sensual!

Carolina Tavares said...

Interessante quando uma mulher se sensualiza. E olha que ela era uma mulher feia.

Tudo é possível, basta se permitir.

VP said...

Not my favorite artist, but the photo are quite impressive!

Gunn said...

Interesting woman, and you are lucky who have been in Mexico and also seen her artistic work!:)

NixBlog said...

This looks like a fantastic exhibition!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

What a treasure trove that must have been.

RedPat said...

Fabulous - I would love to see this show. There is a show of hers and Diego's work coming here in the fall and I will see it for sure!

magiceye said...

fascinating

Bob Crowe said...

I would love to see this. I am a great admirer of her work. My wife and I once had the chance to visit the museum and it was stunning. How she put up with Rivera I don't know.

Randy said...

And my envy grow. Such wonderful photos.

AGMPRISMA said...

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I realy like all abaut Mexico-Spain.
Greetings.

Babzy said...

Thanks for sharing , what a life she had ! I 's love to visit her home , you were lucky ! :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

She was an extraordinary woman, you were so lucky to see the hidden collection JM. I wonder if it will tour the world, would be great if it came to Perth.

Nathalie said...

I find Frida Kahlo a most fascinating figure. Thanks for this post !

Kathy said...

She was an amazing artist!