Starting from February 1st to June 3rd, Milan’s Mudec will host one of the most complete exhibits of the famous Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. After many years, all of her works preserved in the collections Museo Dolores Olmedo and in the Jacques & Natasha Gelman Collection will be showed in a single location, along those belonging to other important international museums, never showed in Italy before.
Not just a simple exhibit but a journey in the cultural, political and folkloristic context that influenced the art of the Coyoacàn painter, everything accompanied by the Mexican Culture Festival that will offer to the visitors the opportunity to know the colors and costumes of Mexico through painting and embroidery workshops.
From the analysis of the artist’s figure, to her relationship with her husband Diego Rivera, to the pre-Colombian influences on which the works themselves are based, the exhibit will describe Frida Kahlo’s personality in a way that goes far beyond the artistic facade, without forgetting about her civil engagement and her political interests, thanks to the documentary material preserved in Casa Azul’s archive that will be presented for the occasion.
This way, the vistors will be able to comprehend in its totality the figure of this great artist not only by exploring her style but also her human side. An exhibit unlike all others, that will dive us inside the works themselves to grasp their visible and interior features.
Works dense with character, symbols and cultural references that tell about her life and made of Frida Kahlo one of the symbols of the cultural, artistic and civil scene of her country. A vision that looks deeper than the brushstrokes and analyzes even the personal and social interest of this Mexican icon.