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Entries in Mexico (4)


Frida and Diego

Diego Rivera - The Arsenal- Frida Kahlo Distributes Arms (El arsenal-Frida Kahlo repartiendo armas), detail, from the cycle "Political Vision of the Mexican People", 1928, fresco - approx. 79 7/8" x 13' 6" (2.03 x 3.98 m - Ministry of Education, Mexico City (click photo for larger image)Self-Portrait as a Tehuana (Diego on My Mind) - 1943 - Oil on Masonite - 29 7/8 x 24 in. - Gelman Collection, Mexico City (click photo for larger image)Although this is the only image Diego Rivera (1886-1957) ever painted of Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) — we know that she was his muse from the beginning--to the end--of their long and turbulent relationship. They were married twice. He had a string of affairs—including one with her sister. Frida also had multiple affairs, with both men and women. Nevertheless, we also know...without question...that Diego was Frida Kahlo’s muse. Some of her paintings include his image--and most of them deal with issues involving their relationship.


High Museum of Art Presents Work By Mexican Artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera


“This photo shows Frida Kahlo's 1927 "Portrait of Alicia Galant" part of the exhibition featuring the works of Kahlo and Diego Rivera, "Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting", at the High Museum in Atlanta. The exhibit features more than 140 works, making it the largest exhibition of the couple's art ever displayed together. Atlanta’s High is the only U.S. venue for the exhibition, which runs through May 12.” (click photo for larger image)

“The High Museum of Art in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Ontario is organizing a major exhibition of work by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, the two central figures of Mexican Modernism.”



A Unique Creation! This spans several posts

Photo: Alejandro Piedra BuenaMEXICO CITY.- Vochol® represents a first in the history of popular arts in Mexico and the world, in which two Huichol families from the States of Nayarit and Jalisco, took the car´s structure as a canvas to paint an original design. The Society of Friends of the Museo de Arte Popular along with the Governments of the States of Nayarit and Jalisco as well as prívate and public institutions have worked on this project for more than a year. 


Archaeologists Find Tunnel Below the Temple of the Feathered Serpent in Teotihuacan

Contextual image of the tunnel found in front of the Temple of the Feathered Serpent. Photo: CNMH INAH Reprinted from ArtDaily - August 4, 2010

MEXICO CITY.-National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) have located, 12 meters below the entrance to the tunnel leading to a series of galleries beneath the Temple of the Feathered Serpent, in the Archaeologcial Area of Teotihuacan, where the remains of rulers of the ancient city could have been deposited.

In a tour made by to site today with the media, archaeologist Sergio Chavez Gomez, director of the Tlalocan Project went below the ground and announced the advances in the systematic exploration undertaken by the INAH of the underground conduit, which was closed for about 1,800 years by the inhabitants of Teotihuacan themselves and where no one has gone in since then.

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