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Australia Celebrates Mexican Artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

The Art Gallery of New South Wales has extended the popular exhibition of the Mexican couple Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

October 24th, 2016
Giulia G. Angelini, CD News
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The Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney hosted until the 23rd of October, the exhibition “Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera”, the Mexican art couple with a tormented relation and extravagant art. This exhibition is a great opportunity to embrace the Mexican culture through the unique works of art of these two artists.

The exhibition Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, has been in the Art Gallery NSW since the 25th of June and has been extended until the 23rd of October after demand. The exhibition presents 33 works of art from the renowned collection Jacques and Natasha Gelman. Among the art pieces, there are self-portraits paintings and drawings by Frida Kahlo and examples of Diego Rivera’s canvas paintings.

In addition to paintings, the exhibition includes fifty photographs by figures such as Edward Weston, Lola Alvarez Bravo and Frida’s father Guillermo Kahlo.

Mexican Artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are known to be the most recognized painters of Mexico. The art couple has been represented together in various occasions, for their strong bond and tormented relationship. Frida Kahlo’s unique art style can be recognized by flowers and vibrant colours, which symbolize Mexican culture. Frida Kahlo is considered a national treasure in Mexico, as well as a worldwide icon for women.

Diego Rivera is also considered a symbol of the Mexican history and culture, since he was the supporter of the Mexican Revolution in the 1920s. Frida and Diego are both artists that used their art to express feelings and send a message in society, from indigenous heritages in Mexico to the concept of the Mexican Revolution. Among the artworks of Diego Rivera, the murals are outstanding and of historic importance, since they have both represented and educated the people of Mexico for decades.

This exhibition is a unique opportunity to learn about the culture and the history of Mexico and the personalities of these incredible artists.

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