Friday, January 16, 2009

Frida and Diego

Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo

This museum contained very little art by either of its former occupants, but it was interesting to see the house where they lived and worked.

Diego's studio

Frida's side of the house

In between museums we had a lunch of exceptionally good Japanese food, with a Mexican twist.
mango and avocado wrapped ebi roll

Museo Frida Kahlo, La Casa Azul in Coyoacán

This is the house where Frida grew up, as well as where she and Diego Rivera lived later in life. It was donated by Diego as a museum after Frida's death and now contains a small number of their paintings as well as much of the prehispanic art collected by the couple.

One of Frida's painted corsets

Day of the Dead tribute to Frida

Museo Dolores Olmedo

This museum boasts the largest collection of Frida Kahlo paintings, about a third of her work. Unfortunately, the entire Frida exhibit was on display in Chile until the end of the month! However, we enjoyed the huge collection of Diego Rivera art, as well as several modern art exhibits and the manicured lawns with peacocks and hairless dogs.

Laura tries in vain to get in to the Frida room.

The Palacio Nacional and Diego Rivera's murals

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