Frida Kahlo was very seductive and continues to be also 110 years after her birth. This is why the city of Milan is staging the most important European exhibition ever devoted to the most famous and acclaimed Mexican woman painter. This show and tribute will be held from February 1, 2018 to June 3, 2018 at the new Museum of Cultures (MUDEC) of Milan designed by David Chipperfield (www.mudec.it). The exhibition include oils, drawings, watercolours, letters and photographs, and bring together works by Frida that have never been displayed in Italy before.
The exhibition point out that Frida still holds many secrets. Apart from the numerous books that have been written about her, the Milan event reveal, through artworks and documents, that Frida Kahlo was in effect a political activist, that she was aware of Diego Rivera’s influence on her painting and sought to avoid it, that she had a keen interest in drawing and, above all, that she was a great painter. It also show that as well as expressing herself dramatically in her painting, Frida was also extremely witty and ironical, and brought a sensuality to her still lifes, like nobody else.
The Milan exhibition has already obtained the loan of works from the Museo Dolores Olmedo in Mexico City and from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection.
The paintings and other works on display are selected according to an analytical criterion, since the point of this exhibition is that the content will differ from all the others on Frida Kahlo staged in the past.
If you are planning to visit Milan you absolutely can’t miss this beautiful exhibition at the MUDEC.
In the meantime, take a look at our gallery of tattoos, that we selected to celebrate the life and art of this amazing artist.
Until 3rd June 2018 – via Tortona 56, Milano