Frida Kahlo / Diego Rivera, 'L'Art en fusion'

Art, Painting
3 out of 5 stars
Exposition Frida Kahlo à L'Orangerie
Mexico, musée Dolores Olmedo / © ADAGP, Paris 2012 / © AKG-Images 'Portrait d’Alicia Galant', 1927

In an exhibition all set to dominate the Autumn art season for 2013, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera will be side by side on the walls of the Musée de l’Orangerie – a reunion as rare as it is exciting. The mythical couple are brought back together through a remarkable series of canvases, notably those coming from the Dolores Olmedo Museum in Mexico. Between Frida’s disturbingly modern, radically feminine self-portraits and Rivera’s epic paintings of the Mexican revolution, the exhibition zigzags between the modes of expression of these inseparable lovers. Together, they more or less invented an entire genre of Mexican art, partly influenced by the western avant-garde and pre-Colombian era.

Opening hours: Daily 9am-6pm (Closed Tue)

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