Frida Kahlo — An Intimate Portrait: The Photographic Albums

Date(s) - 03/06/2021 - 05/30/2021
12:00 am

Frick Pittsburgh


This exhibition provides rare and moving insight into the personal life of one of the 20th century’s most iconic artists.

Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) is one of that  nation’s most prolific and well-known artists. Her works were inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico and employ a naïve folk art style to explore questions of identity, postcolonialism, gender, class and race.

Through 115 photographs selected from her private albums, “An Intimate Portrait” allows us to see Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) through the eyes of friends, family (including her father, professional photographer Guillermo Kahlo). Like all family albums, these photographs tell a story; they illuminate her turbulent marriage to famed muralist Diego Rivera (1886–1957), commemorate friendships and happy times, and chronicle her pain. The photographs are also evidence of the way Kahlo crafted and refined her world-famous image.

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