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Friday, November 24, 2017

Museo Frida Kahlo



As part of an all day excursion I booked, a visit to the Museum of Frida Kahlo was part of the itinerary. Frida Kahlo is a famous Mexican painter, known mainly for the self portraits she created and being married to renowned muralist Diego Rivera.
The entrance to the Museo Frida Kahlo
The Museo Frida Kahlo is housed in the actual home in which Frida grew up in and subsequently lived in with Rivera. The house is also know as La Casa Azul, because of its stark blue appearance.

Inside of the home are some of her paintings as well as work from her husband and other artwork the couple collected.

"Mi Familia" by Frida in 1949

"Portrait of a Girl" (Unfinished) by Frida in 1929



"Viva la Vida" by Frida in 1954
As you enter the various rooms, we learned it did not differ much from when it was inhabited by Kahlo and Rivera in the 1950s. Her bed, medication, wheelchair, and unfinished paintings are some of the many items that have remained untouched.
Frida's wheelchair and area that she painted in
The dining area
Her daytime bedroom 
Her nightstand
I don't consider myself an art enthusiast by any means, but I did appreciate seeing her work up close and personal. It makes it even better when it's the real thing right in front of you.




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