The Colors of Frida Kahlo Exhibition in Mexico City

The Colors of Frida Kahlo Exhibition in Mexico City

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 and Diego Rivera marriage
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera funny and colorful representation.

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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 the artist and the love of her life, Diego Rivera. It was, without a doubt, a very joyful event to celebrate the legacy she has left around the world.

Frida Kahlo
Sculpture of Frida Kahlo lying on the bed.

Her Work 

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 she was born and died.

If you want, you can read my post to know more about the beautiful House-Museum of Frida Kahlo, her life, and work.

Frida Kahlo bedroom at Casa Azul
Frida Kahlo’s bedroom

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.”

Skulls in the festival
Skulls and colorful decorations.

“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.”

skull art celebration
Mexican cool skulls.

“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.”

The colors of Frida Kahlo Mexico City
The colors of Frida Kahlo

Here you can check where Frida Kahlo Worldwide Exhibits will take place.

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 her paintings anywhere in the world.

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Alicia Guardia
Alicia Guardia
1 year ago

Me encanta tu blog sencillo, sin mucha recarga de palabras y contenido excelente.

1 year ago

What a colourful and interesting exhibition.

Kara DiDomizio
1 year ago

Luisa, what an interesting post! I love learning about her as she is so fascinating, and I also enjoyed the film Frida.

Your photos are fantastic and the quotes you included by her are so poignant!

i would love the opportunity to visit the Casa Azul and the exhibition looks so interesting. I would love to attend when that is going on!

1 year ago

Thank you for this! I would love to visit the museum!

1 year ago

This looks so cool to see, thanks for such an informative post! We recently had a Frida Kahlo exhibit here, but it sold out too fast so I missed it! I’m sure one day I will see it, maybe in Mexico! 🙂