September 20, 2014 – February 8, 2015
Palazzo Ducale, Genova
In the prestigious halls of the Palazzo Ducale in Genova, a major exhibition presents the artistic and biographical sketch of one of the most famous couples of the twentieth century. Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera presents more than 120 works, curated by Helga Prignitz-Poda, with the collaboration of Cristina Kahlo (Frida’s great-niece) and Juan Coronel Rivera (Diego’ grandson), with the aim of telling the secret ties that united the two artists so profoundly and how their creative expression developed over time.
What was known as “the union of an elephant with a dove”, the complex relationship of Frida and Diego was an expression of their very personal experiences with no differentiation between daily life and art. Frida’s paintings will be on display (and in particular her self-portraits) such as Diego on My Mind, Self-portrait Wearing a Velvet Dress, Diego and I, or the Self-portrait in a Sun Flower that was painted a few days before her death, but also drawings and a plaster corset on which Frida painted the Communist hammer and sickle over the fetus’s own painful abortion. Diego will be represented to a large extent by his oil paintings (especially the large portraits in which he excelled in such as the Oaxacan Lady, Portrait of Natasha Gelman, Calla Lilly Vendors, but also the notebooks from his trip to Italy, never exhibited before, a nude portrait of Frida, as well as one of his great murals reconstructed for the exhibition.
Night opening: on Thursdays, until 10:30pm.
From 5-10:30pm for “under 26” the ticket price is lowered to € 5.
The ticket office closes at 9:30pm
- Single: € 13
- Reduced: € 11
- Children reduced: € 5
- Schools reduced: € 5
- Groups reduced: € 10
Pre-sale reservation fees
- Single: € 1.50
- Groups: € 1.50 per person
- Schools: € 1 per person
The exhibition’s tickets, are available at the Palazzo Ducale ticket office, and on sale online at the ticketing service VivaTicket. Click on the link below, buy your ticket and skip the queue.
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