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Frida Kahlo, Scuderie del Quirinale

20 March to 31 August 2014: Frida Kahlo the rebel, the ocultadora, the sardonic pasionaria of art, is the very symbol of the artistic avant-garde and exuberance of Mexican culture in the 20th century.

 

The exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale, explores Frida Kahlo's artistic career from start to finish, bringing together her absolute masterpieces from Mexico, Europe and the United States: over forty fabulous portraits and a selection of drawings including the Sketch for the "Henry Ford Hospital" dated 1932, the famous Plaster Corset in which Frida was entrapped from 1950, the difficult years of her illness, and which she painted with a set of symbols.

Thus the overriding theme of the exhibition is the self-depiction which Frida developed by resorting to the artistic vocabulary of various different eras and which conveys the unique significance that it had for her in the transmission of iconographical, psychological and cultural values.