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Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Masterpieces of the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection

Venue: Irish Museum of Modern Art/Áras Nua-Ealaíne na hÉireann, Royal Hospital Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8 Website: http://www.imma.ie/en/index.htm Price: FREE Date: April 6th – June 26th, 2011 Time: Tuesday – Saturday: 10.00am – 5.30pm except Wednesday: 10.30am – 5.30pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays: 12noon – 5.30pm Last Admission 5.15pm

 

Masterpieces of the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, presents the iconic paintings of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, the two central figures of Mexican Modernism. Few artists have captured the public’s imagination with the force of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907 – 1954) and her husband, the Mexican painter and muralist Diego Rivera (1886 – 1957). The myths that surrounded them in their lifetime arose not only from their significant body of work, but also from their active participation in the life of their time, their friendships (and conflicts) with leading figures, their imposing physical appearance and spirited natures. The paintings exhibited include key images by Kahlo such as Self Portrait with Monkeys, and Self Portrait as a Tehuana or Diego in My Thoughts, and the major work by Rivera, Calla Lily Vendors (all 1943). The paintings are supplemented by other works including diaries, lithographs, drawings, pastels and collages – all offering a rich visual experience for the visitor. Also included are striking photographs of Kahlo and Rivera by Lucienne Bloch, Héctor García, Martin Munkacsi, Nickolas Muray and Bernard Silberstein.

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