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Doc solves mystery of Frida Kahlo’s infertility

Posted by on Apr 22, 2012 in Frida Kahlo, News | 0 comments

When Dr. Fernando Antelo looks at “The Broken Column,” one of many self-portraits depicting artist Frida Kahlo’s chronic pain and health problems, he feels like he’s having a conversation with a colleague as well as a patient. The piece, painted shortly after Kahlo underwent spinal surgery at around age 37, shows the artist, who had taken pre-med courses in high school, encased in a body brace. The flesh down the middle of her neck, chest and abdomen is missing, exposing a broken column where her spine should be. Nails pierce her face and body as tears stream down her cheeks. “I see her as a patient wanting to tell me about her symptoms, and at the same time I see her advanced knowledge, her ability to tell me about it as another physician would,” Antelo says. “Seeing that painting...

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The murals of Diego Rivera: A journey of color, class and conscience

Posted by on Feb 26, 2012 in News | 0 comments

NEW YORK — “Diego Rivera: Murals for the Museum of Modern Art” on display at MoMA through May 14 is about colors and class and conflict. It’s a journey into history and imagination. Most of all: It ventures deeply into the conscience of one of the century’s most provocative artists. The Rivera exhibit takes us places, inspires reflection. As such: It’s a travel experience of the highest order. Rivera — painter, dreamer, Mexican; child of affluence; champion of Communism; “a revolutionary with a paintbox” — lived from 1886 to 1957. Yet the frescoes in the MoMA exhibit, created in 1931 and 1932, send messages that flare beyond the bounds of time. They reference the Age of the Aztecs, Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, New York of the 1930s and, by the extension of their social themes, the Occupy Wall Street...

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Short Film Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Mural Painting Made by Diego Rivera

Posted by on Dec 8, 2011 in News | 0 comments

The film produced by Martin Garcia-Urtiaga was premiered at MNA with the presence of Consuelo Saizar, president of the National Council for Culture and the Arts (Conaculta), who mentioned that the decision of supporting this work was based in the fact that it fulfills the objectives of the cultural project of the organism she presides.

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Today’s Google doodle celebrates Diego Rivera!

Posted by on Dec 8, 2011 in News | 0 comments

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Diego Rivera Retakes it’s place at MOMA

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011 in Collections, History, Murals, News | 0 comments

By Rafael Mathus CORRESPONDENT NEW YORK .-  After 80 years, Diego Rivera returned yesterday to claim a star on the walls of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and revive a message that despite the passage of time, it seems more valid than ever. Yesterday, we inaugurated the exhibition Diego Rivera murals for the Museum of Modern Art, that brings back five of the eight murals painted Mexican mobile for his first retrospective at MoMA in 1931, and in which captured images of the history of Mexico and harsh criticism of the economic and social situation left by the Great Depression, today, with nuances, is repeated in America. In addition to the murals, the exhibition includes three sketches, prototype portable mural done in 1930 and smaller drawings, watercolors and prints by Rivera. The exhibition will open...

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Frida Kahlo’s father wasn’t Jewish after all

Posted by on Apr 11, 2011 in Frida Kahlo, History, News | 0 comments

or decades now, ever since an international revival of interest in the paintings and life of Mexico’s Frida Kahlo, art historians and critics, including this writer, have been writing that Frida’s photographer father was Jewish, possibly of Hungarian origin. A new book devoted to Guillermo Kahlo and his photography reveals that he had no Jewish genes and stemmed from a long line of German Protestants

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