The lives of legendary Mexican painters Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera – on display at the Bowes Museum

On May 31, 2012 by MexicoToday

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera were the original Mexican artist odd couple. Their tumultuous relationship spanned decades and has inspired books and films. Now in the beautiful Bowes Museum in the Yorkshire Dales, County Durham, you can see an exhibition of iconic photographs depicting the artists’ lives. Long considered two of Mexico’s most prolific artists, Kahlo and Rivera’s lives were anything but dull. She was a fiery surrealist. He was a committed communist and painter of murals. He did work for the American industrialists such as Henry Ford and the Rockefeller family. Both were well-acquainted with Leon Trotsky. But aside from their curious personal lives, their work is considered to be an integral part of Mexican culture.

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