An exhibition of the life of Frida Kahlo has opened at the Victoria & Albert Museum. I love her vibrant, distinctive paintings. While this exhibition is more about the person, exploring her life as a child with her family up to her marriage rather than her art, there is still enough of her paintings, and an interesting life story to make it worth visiting.
This is the first exhibition outside Mexico to display her clothes and intimate possessions together video footage of her with her husband, one of Mexico’s leading artists and muralist Diego Rivera. The exhibition re-imagines Kahlo’s home, the Blue House on the outskirts of Mexico City where she was born, lived and died. In 1954, following her death, her possessions were locked away, and only discovered half a century later.
Early paintings and photographs of Kahlo and Rivera also include those of their influential circle of friends among them the Communist leader Leon Trotsky.
A series of events, talks, performances, and activities take place throughout the exhibition, which runs until 4 November 2018.
Information and tickets: www.vam.ac.uk/FridaKahlo
T. 020 7942 2000
Victoria and Albert Museum
Old Brompton Road
London SW7 2RL.