RU  UK  EN
Articles  >  Know  >  «Frida and Diego». Photo exhibition in Kyiv is dedicated to Frida Kahlo and her spouse

«Frida and Diego». Photo exhibition in Kyiv is dedicated to Frida Kahlo and her spouse

Author: 24.05.2018 | art, diplomacy, Mexico
"Dali in a skirt", "The greatest provoker of the last century", shocking and inspiring confidence in the almost limitless potential of man, Frida Kahlo surprised contemporaries and continues to admire the admirers of her work today. The people of Kiev can now look behind the scenes of the life of the Mexican genius. With the support of the Embassy of Mexico in Ukraine in the National Museum named after Taras Shevchenko an exhibition of photographs devoted to the relations between Frida Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera was opened.

The first "FridaFest" in the Ukrainian capital was officially opened by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mexico Maria Luiza Beatriz Lopez Gargalho. The head of the mission noted the interest of the Ukrainian public to the work of her outstanding compatriot and stressed her significant contribution to the development of world art. The presentation of the festival was also marked by the presentation of the painting "Frida - Ornament of Freedom" by artist Andrei Ermolenko.

The highlight of the evening was a symbolic carnival dedicated to the legendary artist, who loved life and fun. All the fans of Frida could enjoy Mexican music, dancing, bright costumes and treats. And those who best managed to convey the image of an outstanding Mexican, became holders of the cult book of Gerard De Cortães "Frida Kahlo. Ruthless beauty".

Most of all in life Frida loved life itself. Despite the excruciating physical suffering, she sparkled with humor, knew how to play a trick on herself, and entertained with all her heart. After suffering a six-year history of poliomyelitis, the girl was forever lame, her peers gave her the nickname "wooden leg". But the obvious physical defect only tempered the character: Frida engaged in boxing, swam a lot, played football and easily entered the prestigious school in Mexico to study medicine. At the age of 17, as a result of the terrible accident, Frida had an injured body, but no matter how terrible the drama was, in many respects it was thanks to her that the artist Frida Kahlo appeared.

Once confined to bed, she asked her father, the photographer Guillermo Kahlo, to place the easel above the bed, and to place a mirror on the side, so her first drawings appeared, most of which were her personal images. "I write myself, because I spend a lot of time alone and because I am the topic that I know best" – in such a way Frida Kahlo explained her love for self-portraits.

A significant highlight in the artist's work was the image of her husband Diego Rivera. "In my life there were two tragedies", Frida said. "The first is an accident, the second is Diego".

In the renowned Mexican artist Frida fell in love with the school, barely recovering from the injuries, Frida went to her idol - to show pictures. He was twice as old and was known as a notorious ladies' man. However, no one could stop the determined girl: in two years the couple played a wedding

The marriage of Diego and Frida was jokingly called the alliance of an elephant and a dove (the famous artist was much taller and thicker than his wife). Diego was teased by the "prince-toad", but no woman could resist his charm. For many years, Kahlo was betrayed by his wife, he claimed that no woman could be compared with her, but could not resist the new temptations. However, one artist could not forgive, when her husband changed her with her sister Christina.

In his native country, the first personal exhibition of Frida Kahlo was held only a year before her death, in 1953. Then Kahlo was already bedridden - she was amputated part of her leg. Despite this, the artist personally visited her exhibition. Frida joked and laughed to the last - including over her strange, broken fate. Today Frida's paintings are sold for a record for Latin American authors, and she is called the most famous artist in the world.

It will be interesting:
Wives of foreign diplomats attended the lecture dedicated to Ukrainian traditions
On Wednesday, April 9, 2019, on the initiative and organizational support of the SE "Directorate General for Rendering Services for Diplomatic Missions", the international women's club ASCK in the National Centre of Folk Culture "Museum of Ivan Gonchar" a lecture dedicated to the traditional Ukrainian women's dress was held.
Public Lecture of the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Georgia to Ukraine Gela Dumbadze at the GDIP Media Center
On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, a public lecture by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Ukraine, Permanent Representative for GUAM - Gela Dumbadze, was held at GDIP Media Center of the Directorate-General for Rendering Services to Diplomatic Missions. The lecture was devoted to the events that took place in Georgia 30 years ago, April 7-9, 1989.
The evening of jazz and art from the Embassy of Georgia in Ukraine
Georgia is associated with constant hospitable people, rich history and traditions. Today, Georgian culture is at its peak, and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia is sincerely proud of this, and he invited fellow diplomats, representatives of the Ukrainian authorities, representatives of the Georgian diaspora and partners to enjoy an evening of jazz and art on April 11, 2019.
Budva or Bar, staying in ethnic villages or fashionable resorts. The Embassy of Montenegro promotes tourism
Representatives of the tourism industry and media of Ukraine met with colleagues and operators of recreational services from Montenegro. The event was held with the support of the Embassy of Montenegro in Ukraine.
Unusual therapy: dolphins help to get rid of stress
How to get rid of stress and get a lot of fun? They say dolphin therapy is an effective remedy against emotional pain. Walking with dolphins can bring a bottomless amount of emotions and even expand the boundaries of the mind ... At least, the supporters of this way of thinking say so. Which countries are best to travel in order to be treated by the method of dolphin therapy?
Shadows in Paradise: The way modern art surprises the Lovers of the unconventional
A borderline between the shadow and the light is just as contrasting as the one between the dream and the reality. Therefore artists use both things in pursuit of balance on a painting. Landscapes, portraits and still-life… nothing ever goes without the clash of the opposites. However there are particularly crafty artisans who do not need light at all. Shadow alone is enough.
VIDEO: Cliff-side towns
Our cities are literally overfilled with concrete, glass and plastic. However, no matter how heavy-duty these construction materials are, sometimes the best foundation is nature. Today, OUTLOOK focuses on towns built "in" and "on" rocks.
Spring Festival. The embassies of eight countries celebrated NOWRUZ 2019 in the capital of Ukraine
On March 19, 2019, the celebration of the International NOWRUZ Day took place in Kyiv. The eight embassies of foreign states accredited in Ukraine, namely, the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Uzbekistan, were the initiators of the official celebration in the Column Hall of the Kyiv State Administration.
Kamasan: Village of masterpieces in Bali
Bali is one of the most popular places to spend winter. Ocean, volcanoes, amazing nature and exotic fruits... But there is also one more reason that not many people know of, yet it definitely deserves attention: Kamasan, a unique art village where namesake Balinese picture art was conceived – as ancient as the island itself. We are going to tell about it today on the pages of the OUTLOOK.
Mărțișor/Baba Marta is solemnly celebrated in Kyiv
On March 12 at the premises of Petro Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine, on the initiative of the Embassies of the Republic of Bulgaria, the Republic of Moldova and Romania, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine and the OUTLOOK project was held a friendly welcoming spring in Kyiv.
Visit of diplomats to the city of Ostroh
This Saturday, on February 23, 2019, Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of foreign states, representatives of diplomatic missions, international organizations, the State Affairs Department of the President of Ukraine and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine visited the city of Ostroh, the centre of origin and development of Ukrainian Education, at organizational support and participation of the Directorate-General for Rendering Services to Diplomatic Missions together with the National University of Ostroh Academy.
Art of Patrick Cabral: paper as a symbol of fragility of our world
Independent artist originally from the Philippines, Patrick Cabral conquers the world with his unusual artwork. His creations are an innovation that combines the age-old traditions of calligraphy and cutting-edge 3D technologies. His art is a way to change the world for the better, both through aesthetics and through the fulfillment of a social mission.
Diplomatic reception on the occasion of the national holiday of the Republic of Serbia
On February 13, a solemn ceremony took place on the occasion of the main national holiday of Serbia - Statehood Day which marks the official level since 2001 and marks the Day of the beginning of the Serbian Revolution against the Ottoman occupation in 1804.
Pablo Picasso: Poet for his era
About Picasso as a distinctive artist, graphic artist and sculptor, we know to some extent everything. Meanwhile, his other incarnations are pushed into the background. Ilya Ehrenburgh once very concisely described Pablo Picasso’s relations with his era: “20th century found in him its own dynamite expert, its own philosopher and its own poet”.
"The Ukrainian Canadians". The Ambassador Roman Vashchuk opened an exhibition in Kyiv
On February 12, an exhibition devoted to the Ukrainian diaspora in Canada was opened at the Ukrainian Diaspora Museum with the support of the Embassy of Canada in Ukraine. The purpose of the project is to show the life of Ukrainian Canadians, their tireless work in the new country and the efforts they make every day.
Lebanese star Carole Samaha performs in Kyiv
On February 7 at the National Opera of Ukraine under the auspices of the Embassy of the Republic of Lebanon in Ukraine the diplomatic reception and solemn concert on the occasion of the Day of St. Maroon, the father of the Maronite Churcha took place. The combination of the Lebanese charm and the Ukrainian soul in the participants of the event made an incredible impression on the guests.
On the Move. Street food from around the world
Experienced tourists believe that one of the best sure-fire ways to quickly tune into the beat of another culture is to try local food. In order not to be at a loss when choosing dishes and save precious time for spiritual food, Outlook gives you selective advice on street gastronomy from seven spots of the globe.
Superflat: Concept of contemporary Japanese art
Anime admirers would never pass by contemporary Japanese art. Especially if this trend is directly related to manga comics. Artist Takashi Murakami was the first to think about how to dub an art that catches inspiration in every new anime, but speaks of eternal values, interlacing with the ethnic canvases of Western artists.
Ambassador of Uzbekistan Alisher Abdualiev concludes his term at the office
Life of a diplomat is always about changing locations and countries of work. Period of an Ambassador’s activities at the office can be measured not just as a time span spent in the host country but also in projects carried out and connections and ties established.
Táncház. The Embassy of Hungary holds dancing workshop
Cultural interaction is among priority lines of developing cooperation between countries. The Embassy of Hungary in Ukraine launched year 2019 with a chain of educational events about Hungarian folk heritage and believe us or not because of its drive energy you should definitely dance on your best at the floor!
Close
Outlook facebook page