The Colors of Frida Kahlo is the name of the exhibition that took place from July 5 to 7, 2019 in Mexico City, the reason for this celebration was her 112th birth anniversary. The tribute was in the Zocalo of Mexico City, in front of the magnificent National Palace.
Speak about the life, work, and death of Frida Kahlo is always an interesting topic. It is to refer to the wonderful and unique artist who completely changed the way of seeing art, not only in Mexico but in the world.
Frida Kahlo Exhibition
The Colors of Frida Kahlo event was mainly adorned by catrinas, skulls and colorful flowers of Xochimilco that embellish the celebration.
But the main detail was a large sculpture of Frida Kahlo lying on the bed, inspired by the long stay she had to suffer in these circumstances due to the accident.
The exhibition featured works by artists from 23 countries, which were inspired by Frida Kahlo and the love of her life, the artist Diego Rivera.
It was, without a doubt, a very joyful event to celebrate the legacy that Frida Kahlo has left around the world.
Frida Kahlo’s paintings can be seen in different museums worldwide, not only in temporary exhibitions but also permanent ones. The work of the Mexican artist has been presented in many countries in recent years and her legacy is more alive than ever.
But without a doubt, the best place to know his life and work is in The Blue House (Casa Azul), the place where Frida Kahlo was born and died.
If you want to know more about her beautiful House-Museum, life, and work, I invite you to read my Post.
Frida Kahlo Quotes
“I drank because I wanted to drown my sorrows, but now the damned things have learned to swim.”
“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”
“I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint.”
“I am my own muse, I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to know better.”
“Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.”
“They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.”
“There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst.”
“I love you more than my own skin and even though you don’t love me the same way, you love me anyway, don’t you? And if you don’t, I’ll always have the hope that you do, and I’m satisfied with that. Love me a little. I adore you.”
If you want to know a little more about the life of this wonderful Mexican artist, I invite you to watch the movie, FRIDA!
Tell me if you have ever seen any of Frida Kahlo’s paintings anywhere in the world.
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