Frida Kahlo

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Event has passed (Sat Jun 14, 2008 - Sun Sep 28, 2008)
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Exhibit showcases 50 paintings from the beginning of Frida Kahlo's career in 1926 to her death in 1954.

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo began painting in 1926, while recovering from a near-fatal bus accident, and soon became captivated by the medium's expressive possibilities. She filled her canvases with vibrant colors, powerful compositions, and revealing depictions of intensely personal struggles — the traumatic accident, her ongoing health problems, miscarriages, and her tumultuous relationship with her husband, Diego Rivera. Kahlo's blunt style, influenced by Mexican folk art, and her fantastical imagery earned her recognition among the Surrealists, but her persona and unmistakable originality propelled her beyond the confines of a specific movement to become a leading figure in the history of modern art. This exhibition brings together some 45 paintings that span her career along with a selection of her own collection of photographs, most of which have never been on display...

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SFMOMA
151 3rd St
San Francisco, CA
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  1. SFMOMA
    151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA