Frida Kahlo, Her Photos

Sat 8th December, 2018 – Sun 10th February, 2019
42 View Street Bendigo 3550
Head to Bendigo Art Gallery for intimate photographs of the famed Mexican artist.

With her proud stare, bold brow and colourful style, Mexican painter Frida Kahlo was one of the most visually arresting artists of the 20th century.

This exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery features photographs of the artist flown direct from the artist's former home and now museum Casa Azul in Coyoacán, Mexico City.

Kahlo was a proudly political painter whose vibrant paintings celebrated the culture of indigenous Mexicans. Her self-portraits were also celebrated for their honest depiction of the female form and lived experience.

Visitors will be able to take a look at the artist's life with 257 images from the Casa Azul archive on display. The collection includes images of her family, enemies, traditional Mexico, her recovery after contracting polio as a child and a bus accident at 18, as well as images of Kahlo’s muse, the Mexican painter Diego Rivera.

The exhibition is exclusive to the Bendigo Art Gallery, sourced directly from the Frida Kahlo Museum and Diego Rivera Museum and curated by Mexican photographer Pablo Ortiz Monasterio.

More information here.