Legendary Artistic Couple Kahlo and Rivera Honored in Paris
From 09 October 2013 to 13 January 2014
Turbulent times make for turbulent art
During the last few months of 2013 the Musée de l’Orangerie, a quaint Parisian museum located right within the Tuileries Garden, will present the revolutionary artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. This exhibition, entitled 'Art in Fusion,' has been organized in collaboration with the Dolores Olmedo Museum in Mexico, the native land of the turbulent couple. In the exhibition 'Art in Fusion,' the works of Kahlo and Rivera are shown in conjunction as a way of expressing the impossibility of separating their life as a couple from their artistic creations. This approach also enables the spectator to compare the two distinct artistic visions of Kahlo and Rivera, which were different yet somehow complementary. The importance of their native land of Mexico is apparent in the paintings of both artists. In this way, certain themes that are characteristic of the country create a common thread connecting Kahlo and Rivera. These themes include the dualism of life and death as well as realism and mysticism. They also touch upon the concepts of revolution, religion and rural life. In addition to the exhibition, visitors can also take part in conferences devoted to related topics and special 'theatrical' exhibition tours inspired by the diary of Frida Kahlo.