The most important thing about this house, aside from its modern style, is the reason behind its curious design. Take, for example, the spaces: Rivera’s bedroom/office are nothing if we compare them with the tall and enormous workshop. Take note of the bridge that served to unite, physically and emotionally, the two master Mexican artists. This is a good example of how the architect interpreted the needs of Diego and Frida, to then blend those needs and subsequent restlessness into what resulted as a functional building.
Although the museum only features a couple of living spaces, it has been the object of study and provocations, such as when the engineer Raúl Castro Padilla said it was painted like a pulquería. It’s worth meandering to the side of the house, to what was planned to be the home of the O’Gorman family (re-constructed and inaugurated just a few months ago). That the two works complement each other is evident, but Frida and Diego’s is at a level beyond.
|Venue name:||Casa Estudio de Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo|
Diego Rivera 2
San Ángel Inn
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sun 10-6pm|
|Price:||$30, free entry on sunday|