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The exhibition "The Color of Life. Frida Kahlo" opens today in Warsaw (Poland)

07 July 2023

The exhibition includes 3 Kahlo's paintings, photographs and an outdoor installation recreating parts of The Blue House, where the artist was born, raised, where she created and died.

The three paintings on display are: ‘My dress hangs there’ (1933), ‘Coconuts’ (1951) and ‘Still life with watermelons’ (1953). 

The photographs of Kahlo were taken by renowned photographers such as Edward Weston and Imogen Cunningham, and are completed with snippets from a film of 1941 by Nickolas Muray, an American photographer who was Kahlo's lover for 10 years and a long-time friend. In the archival footage we can see the artist and her husband, Diego Rivera, in the garden of the Blue House. Despite the passage of years, the quality of the film, especially the colour intensity, has been superbly preserved.

The outdoor installation located in the courtyard of the Officer Cadets School recreates parts of Frida Kahlo’s Blue House, the famous La Casa Azul in Mexico’s Coyoacán district, which is now a museum. 

A statue of a Mexican deity is leaning up against one of the installation's walls. The alcove was created from old photos of La Casa Azul's patio. The piece alludes to one of the native sculptures that Frida Kahlo and her husband adorned the Blue House garden with. A Polish sculptor named Micha Selerowski created a replica of the Mexican statue.

The exhibition is being held in conjunction with the 65th anniversary of the founding of the La Casa Azul Frida Kahlo Museum and the 95th anniversary of the beginning of diplomatic relations between Poland and Mexico. In addition, the exhibition's debut falls on the 116th anniversary of Kahlo's birth.

Complete info at the exhibition web site below.