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10 September 2018Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: the Golden Age of Mexican painting
09 July 2018Foreigners in London: Artists from 1520 - 1677
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Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: the Golden Age of Mexican painting CHLOE SAYER Monday 10 September 2018

Artists Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) and Diego Rivera (1886-1957) have iconic status in Mexico. Rivera’s vast murals adorn the walls of public buildings. Inspired by early Italian fresco painting, and also by Aztec and Maya imagery, his visual narratives incorporate allegory and symbolism. Kahlo, arguably Mexico’s most original painter, made herself the principal theme of her art. Her paintings reflect her experiences, dreams, hopes and fears. Both artists, in their different ways, have shaped the cultural identity of twentieth-century Mexico. In June 2018, Kahlo's clothing will go on show at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

 

Chloë Sayer is an author and curator, specialising in the art and culture of Latin America. She has made ethnographic collections for the British Museum, and is a Research Associate with the Department for World Cultures at the Royal Ontario Museum. In 2016, the Mexican Government awarded Chloë the Ohtli medal to thank her for her commitment to Mexican culture.