The Frida Kahlo exhibition brings her work to life

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Mexico City, July 7 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – July 8, 2021): With larger-than-life projections of her work, music and newspaper clips, a new exhibition aims to bring the paintings of Mexican surrealist Frida to life. Kahlo to mark the 114th anniversary of his birth.

“Frida. The Immersive Experience” features 26 of the late painter’s most iconic works, known for her striking self-portraits often brimming with pain and isolation.

The idea is “to get to know Frida’s paintings, which have been around the world, but with a little familiarity and intimacy,” said the artist’s great-great-niece, Mara. by Anda.

“I think Frida was very avant-garde and modern, so that fits perfectly. She was a woman ahead of her time,” she told AFP at the launch on Tuesday.

Visitors immerse themselves for approximately 35 minutes in the heart and mind of one of the most famous artists of the 20th century, who died in 1954 at the age of 47.

Works such as “The Two Fridas” and “The Broken Column” converge in a digital art experience fusing video, music and interactive elements inside the Fronton Mexico, an art deco building in the Mexican capital.

“This experience makes it easier for everyone to make that connection, and also to understand it because Frida’s paintings are special. They are not easy to understand,” said Diana Olguin, 39, from Colombia.

– ‘A Different Path’ – The exhibition evokes the difficult times in the life of the painter, who contracted polio when she was a young child, a disease that stunted the growth of her right leg.

When she was 18, a metal tube pierced Kahlo’s abdomen in a bus crash, subjecting her to painful operations and long periods of bed rest throughout her life.

The artist, who twice married muralist Diego Rivera and was a close friend of Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky, turned to painting during his recovery, using a mirror for his self-portraits.

His works are accompanied in the exhibition by a digital application and an interactive room, as well as poems and pieces of original Mexican music.

“For a lot of people who don’t like going to an exhibition where everything is more static, it allows them to get to know him in a different way,” said Frida Hentschel Romeo, another great-nieces of the painter.

“So I think the new generations are going to love it,” she said.

All visitors are required to wear masks, use antibacterial gel and take their temperature on entry due to the coronavirus, which has taken its toll in Mexico.

“For a year and a half, we haven’t been able to take advantage of it because of the pandemic, and now it’s an incredible opportunity to come and have fun for a while and see something new,” said Emiliano Diaz, a 21 year old university student.

“The new generations will benefit from it because they will see art in a different way,” he added.

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