Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: From the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection
Leading twentieth-century Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera were internationally acclaimed in their lifetime, and their art and lives have continued to provoke and captivate audiences. The works of Kahlo and Rivera demonstrate their fierce independence and the uniqueness of their artistic visions. Rivera’s art was concerned with the construction of a national identity in post-revolutionary Mexico; Kahlo’s art represented Mexico through an exploration of the artist’s own identity.
This volume, published in conjunction with the exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, presents the pair in a ‘dialogue’. It includes an introduction to their art and lives as well as an essay by Diego on Frida’s art written in 1943 and an essay written by Frida on Diego’s art written in 1949. Each essay is followed by their artworks including outstanding self-portrait paintings and drawings by Frida Kahlo, and major examples of Diego Rivera’s canvas paintings.
Selected photographs by figures such as Edward Weston, Lola Alvarez Bravo and Frida’s father, Guillermo Kahlo, provide insights into the artists’ worlds and their intriguing relationship. A timeline captures the key events in their lives.
- Author: Nicholas Chambers, Senior Curator, Modern and Contemporary International Art at Art Gallery of New South Wales
- Paperback: 92 pages
- Date published: July 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1741741230
- Product Dimensions: 22.0 x 18.0 cm