Frida Kahlo
March 20th - August 31th 2014
Scuderie del Quirinale, Roma

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Frida Kahlo in mostra a Roma alle Scuderie del Quirinale
Frida Kahlo in mostra a Roma alle Scuderie del Quirinale
Frida Kahlo in mostra a Roma alle Scuderie del Quirinale
Frida Kahlo, Self-portrait with Necklace, 1933
Oil on metal. The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican. Cuernavaca (Mexico)


The Scuderie del Quirinale is to host a magnificent exhibition on the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), a symbol of the artistic avant-garde and of the exuberance of Mexican culture in the 20th century. 

There can be no doubt that the legend which has grown up around the life and work of Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) has now reached global proportions; the unquestioned icon of 20th century Mexican culture and the seductive subject of a Hollywood movie, Frida Kahlo's contribution to contemporary culture comprises one of the most inextricable tangles of art and life of the whole of the 20th century.  Yet her paintings do not merely mirror her life, severely marked as it was by the physical and psychological injuries that she suffered in the terrible accident in which she was involved at the age of seventeen.  Her art is fused with the history and spirit of her contemporary world, reflecting the social and cultural transformations that led up to the Mexican Revolution and ensued in its wake.

 It was precisely the revolutionary spirit that prompted her to reassess the country's native past and traditions, which she considered to be irrepressible identity codes, generating an unprecedented fusion between self-expression and the language, the imagination, the colours and the symbols of Mexican popular culture. At the same time, Frida is an expression of the artistic avant-garde and the cultural exuberance of her time, and a study of her work allows us to intercept the trajectories of all the most important international cultural movements that criss-crossed the Mexico of her day, from Revolutionary Pauperism to Stridentism and from Surrealism to what was become known decades laters as Magical Realism

The exhibition sets out to gather around a corpus of her work a selection of absolute masterpieces from major collections, key works belonging to other public and private collections in Mexico, the United States and Europe.  The project is completed by a selection of photographs portraying the artist, including those take by Nickolas Murray in the 1940s, a crucial and intriguing complement to Frida Kahol's art in terms of her iconographic codification.

This, because while the exhibition sets out to present and explore the development of Frida Kahlo's artistic career from beginnings that still owe a debt to New Objectivity and to Magical Realism to her revival of traditional and ancestral art, and from the echos of American Realism in the 1920s and '30s (Edward Hopper, Charles Sheeler, Georgia O'Keefe) to the ideological and political aspects inspired by Mexican muralism (Rivera, Orozco), the predominant theme in the exhibition is self-depiction, both in terms of the numerically important role that the "self-portrait" genre plays in her overall output and, above all, in terms of the unique significance that it has acquired in the transmission of the iconographical, psychological and cultural values that have shaped the "legend of Frida".

 Both the exhibition and the catalogue are designed and curated by Helga Prignitz-Poda, a distinguished expert in the life and career of Frida Kahlo and the co-author, together with Salomon Grimberg and Andrea Kettenmann, of the catalogue raisonné of the artist's work published in 1988.

Reservation :

COOP. IL SOGNO
Viale R.Margherita, 192 00198 - Rome (Italy)
Ph. +39/0685301758 Fax +39/0685301756
Email: service@romeguide.it

Frida Kahlo in mostra a Roma

HOW TO REACH US:
By bus: 40-60-64-70-117-170-H get off at Nazionale/Quirinale
By metro: A (get off at Piazza della Repubblica) metro B (get off at Cavour)
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OPENING HOURS
From 20 March to 13 July 2014
Monday to Thursday 10:00am to 8:00pm
Friday and Saturday 10:00am to 10:30pm
Sunday 10:00am to 9:00pm
Admission is allowed until one hour before closing time
From 14 July to 24 August 2014
Sunday to Thursday 4:00 pm > 11:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 4:00 pm > 12:00 am
  Admission is allowed until one hour before closing time
 From 25 to 31 August 2014
Sunday to Thursday 10:00 am > 11:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 10:00 pm > 12:00 am
Admission is allowed until one hour before closing timef

TICKETS
Full price € 14.00 + € 2.00 agency fees
Reduced price € 11.50 + € 2.00 agency fees

Reduced price for:
- young people under 27
- senior citizens over 65
- teachers
- journalists with press card (professional, practitioner, freelance)
- groups with special concessions
- forces of law and order and the military on producing an ID

Groups
From Monday to Friday € 9,50 per person + € 1.00 agency fees
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays € 12,00 per person + € 1.00 agency fees
Reservation fee required for groups € 30,00 (min. 10 max 25 people)

Schools
From Monday to Friday € 4,00 per student + € 1.00 agency fees
Reservation fee required for groups € 20,00 (min. 10 max 25 people)

Reservation :

COOP. IL SOGNO
Viale R.Margherita, 192 00198 - Rome (Italy)
Ph. +39/0685301758 Fax +39/0685301756
Email: service@romeguide.it

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Frida Kahlo, Ritratto di una signora in bianco, 1929 ca.
Collezione privata, Germania, by SIAE 2014
Frida Kahlo, La sposa che si spaventa nel vedere la vita aperta, 1943
The Vergel Foundation, Collezione Jacques and Natasha Gelman, Città del Messico, by SIAE 2014
Frida Kahlo, Ritratto di Diego Rivera, 1937
The Vergel Foundation, Collezione Jacques and Natasha Gelman, Città del Messico, by SIAE 2014
Frida Kahlo, Autoritratto come Tehuana / Diego nei miei pensieri / Pensando a Diego, 1943
The Vergel Foundation, Collezione Jacques and Natasha Gelman, Città del Messico, by SIAE 2014
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Frida Kahlo in mostra alle Scuderie del Quirinale, Roma
Frida Kahlo, Autoritratto con scimmie, 1943
The Vergel Foundation, Collezione Jacques and Natasha Gelman, Città del Messico, by SIAE 2014
Frida Kahlo, Autoritratto con vestito di velluto, 1926
García Formentí y Asociados Arquitectos S.C, Città del Messico, by SIAE 2014
Frida Kahlo, Autoritratto con collana di spine, 1940
Nickolas Muray Collection, Harry Ransom Center - The University of Texas at Austin, by SIAE 2014

Frida Kahlo
Autoritratto con treccia, 1941
Olio su tela, cm 51 x 38,5
The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20thCentury Mexican Art and The Vergel Foundation, Cuernavaca
Kahlo Museums Trust, México D.F. by SIAE 2014

Frida Kahlo in mostra alle Scuderie del Quirinale, Roma
Frida Kahlo in mostra alle Scuderie del Quirinale, Roma
Frida Kahlo in mostra alle Scuderie del Quirinale, Roma
Frida Kahlo in mostra alle Scuderie del Quirinale, Roma

Frida Kahlo
Moses o Nucleo Solare, 1945
Olio su tavola, cm 61 x 75,6
(IN MOSTRA SOLO A ROMA)
Collezione Privata

© Banco de México Diego Rivera & Frida KahloMuseums Trust, México D.F. by SIAE 2014

Diego Rivera
Nudo (Frida Kahlo), 1930
(IN MOSTRA SOLO A GENOVA)
Litografia su carta, cm 44 x 30
The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art and The Vergel Foundation, Cuernavaca

© Banco de México Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, México D.F. by SIAE 2014

Frida Kahlo
L’amoroso abbraccio dell’universo, la terra (Messico), io, Diego e il signor Xolotl, 1949
Olio su tavola, cm 70 x 60,5
The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art and The Vergel Foundation, Cuernavaca

© Banco de México Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, México D.F. by SIAE 2014

Frida Kahlo
Autoritratto al confine tra Messico e Stati Uniti, 1937
Olio su piastra di rame, cm 31,7 x 35
Collezione Privata

© Banco de México Diego Rivera & Frida KahloMuseums Trust, México D.F. by SIAE 2014

Frida Kahlo in mostra alle Scuderie del Quirinale, Roma
 
 

Diego Rivera
Ritratto di Natasha Gelman, 1943
Olio su tela, cm 115 x 153
The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20thCentury Mexican Art and The Vergel Foundation, Cuernavaca

©Banco de México Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, México D.F. by SIAE 2014

   
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Frida Kahlo fotografata da Julien Levy
c. 1938 Gelatin silver print © Philadelphia Museum of Art
Frida Kahlo fotografata da Julien Levy
c. 1938 Gelatin silver print © Philadelphia Museum of Art
Frida with Idol 1939, foto di Nickolas Muray 1919 Frida Kahlo fotografata da Nickolas Muray