Portraits of Frida Kalo exhibited in San Francisco

F. Kalo. Me and my Parrots. 1941

June 16 – San Francisco. Works by Frida Kalo are exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition of works by famous Mexican artist will be opened till September 28.

One of the most interesting pictures of the exhibition is Kalo’s work Me and my Parrots. The artist depicted herself with parrots and monkeys. The picture Two Fridas is also represented at the exhibition. It is devoted to Kalo’s husband Diego Rivera. It depicts the artist and her husband. Their hearts are visible and connected together with vein. Vein winds round shoulders of husband and wife and is clamped by a surgical clip from which blood drops on a white Frida’s dress. The exhibition also represents pictures depicting Kalo’s nightmares. These are naked and blood-stained people on hospital beds who are contrasts to a still-life with fruit on a table.

Forty two pictures are presented at the exhibition. There are also over 85 photos documenting Frieda’s life and her circle. This material was taken from the collection of Vincent Wolf. Photos represent Frieda in her youth, her husband, Lev Trotsky and poet-surrealist Andre Breton.

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