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Frida Kahlo Y Diego RiveraFrida Kahlo Y Diego Rivera

Posted by on Sep 19, 2012 in News, Past Exhibitions | 0 comments

Passionate love, marriage, childlessness, affairs, divorce – and yet another reconciling marriage. Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’s passionate relationship was turbulent. Many exhibitions have emphasized private and personal matters when presenting works by the two Mexican artists.

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Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 in Exhibitions, Upcoming Exhibitions | 0 comments

“Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting”

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Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at the Bowes MuseumFrida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at the Bowes Museum

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in Frida Kahlo, Past Exhibitions | 0 comments

An odd couple take over the former home of another odd couple. No wonder Frida Kahlo’s winking. The Guardian Northerner‘s arts ace Alan Sykes explains Frida Kahlo. Some character. If you haven’t already read Barbara Kingsolver’s ‘The Lacuna’, do. It’s a warmly imaginative account of the curious pair. Photograph: Lucienne Bloch Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera made a pretty odd couple – Rivera the much older, much travelled, much married friend of Modigliani and Picasso, Kahlo the Hungarian-Jewish-Spanish-Mexican surrealist painter from the Casa Azul. The Bowes Museum‘s founders John and Josephine Bowes weren’t exactly conventional either – he the race horse-owning illegitimate heir to 43,200 acres and a large chunk of the Durham coalfield, she a grande horizontale actress turned obsessive collector. According to the Bowes’ head of exhibitions, Vivien Vallack, the museum’s visitors are interested in photography exhibitions...

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