The city of Milan is staging the most important European exhibition ever devoted to the most famous and acclaimed Mexican woman painter. This show and tribute will be held from February 1st, 2018 to June 3rd, 2018 at the new Museum of Cultures (MUDEC) of Milan in Via Tortona, 56.
The exhibition will include oils, drawings, watercolours, letters and photographs, and the MUDEC intends to bring together works by Frida Khalo that have never been displayed in Italy before.
The exhibition will point out that Frida still holds many secrets. Apart from the numerous books that have been written about her, the Milan event will reveal, through artworks and documents, that Frida Kahlo was in effect a political activist, that she was aware of Diego Rivera’s influence on her painting and sought to avoid it, that she had a keen interest in drawing and, above all, that she was a great painter. It will also show that as well as expressing herself dramatically in her painting, Frida was also extremely witty and ironical, and brought a sensuality to her still lifes, like nobody else.
The Milan exhibition has already obtained the loan of works from the Museo Dolores Olmedo in Mexico City and from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection.
MUDEC is not only concerned with quantity, however, and the paintings and other works on display will be selected according to an analytical criterion, since the point of this exhibition is that the content will differ from all the others on Frida Kahlo staged in the past.
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