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I am Monika, call me Mon and I have various names, like most of us have complex identities of which some are visible, declared or stay hidden. I am honoured to be part of New Voices. I will give you my opinion on a series of arts events and very much welcome your replies...

Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera: Masterpieces from The Gelman Collection

6 August 2011


portriat of frida khalo wearing lace headdress

The three galleries showing Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo’s work were positively humming as I got my first taste of the work. The exhibition began with Rivera's ‘Ultima Hora - Last Hour’. Painted in 1911 in Paris it stood alone as an example of his early experiments with cubism in a room containing his portraiture and figurative painting. In relation to a lithograph of Kahlo nude, she says of Rivera: “He possesses extraordinarily good taste. He admires and appreciates...

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