Frida Kahlo: appearances are deceiving

Exhibition February 8 − May 2, 2021
De Young Museum of Art, San Francisco hosts an exhibition "Frida Kahlo: appearances are deceiving".

The exposition immerses the viewer in the world of bright art and the extraordinary fate of the artist with the help of paintings and drawings, personal belongings, photographs, clothes and even prostheses, in which the great Mexican woman was "locked".

The artist Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) is today an iconic figure, renowned for both her groundbreaking works of art and her striking appearance. Kahlo began painting while recovering from a near-fatal bus accident in 1925, which left her with serious medical complications, disabilities and chronic pain. It is known that Kahlo married the Mexican monumental painter Diego Rivera (1886-1957) in 1929. Their union was unconventional and turbulent - they divorced in 1939 and married again thirteen months later in San Francisco. Everywhere they shared a deep dedication to the arts, Mexico and its multifaceted cultures, and revolutionary politics. Many of Kahlo's roughly 200 paintings explore her complex personality and address the themes of disability, gender, and politics. Her paintings defy definition. Sometimes associated with surrealism. Frida herself resisted such a classification, claiming that her paintings were "the most outspoken expression of [her] self."

Based on site materials De Young Museum of Fine Arts (FAMSF).

Galleries at the exhibition