Frida Kahlo y su mundo – Exhibition at the Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels





Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels



Frida Kahlo y su mundo
16.01.10 > 18.04.2010


The ultimate Mexican (self-)portrait, Frida Kahlo’s disconcerting gaze stares out from the Museo Olmedo collection, the world’s largest (private) collection of her work.





Frida Kahlo


Frida Kahlo
Autorretrato con changuito (Self-Portrait with Small Monkey), 1945.
© Collection Museo Dolores Olmedo, Xochimilco, México





19 paintings, an etching, six drawings, and a number of photographs bear witness to her brilliant contribution to the symbolist and surrealist movements.

And to her life, a hard one from the outset. A tragic bus accident at just 17 led to a series of operations throughout her life, at a time when medicine was just feeling its way. Several miscarriages and a turbulent married life with Diego Rivera, the great painter of the Revolution, contributed to her works’ power and extraordinary beauty.





Meet the real Frida, with her lust and struggle for life.


Frida Kahlo


Frida Kahlo
Mi nana y yo (My nurse and I), 1937
© Colección Museo Dolores Olmedo, Xochimilco, México

Frida Kahlo


Frida Kahlo
Unos cuantos piquetitos (A Few Small Nips), 1935
© Colección Museo Dolores Olmedo, Xochimilco, México

Frida Kahlo


Frida Kahlo painting the portrait of her father, 1951
Photograph : Gisèle Freund
© Archivo del Museo Frida Kahlo. Banco de México Fideicomiso Museos Diego Rivera-Anahuacalli y Frida Kahlo.







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