Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo by Dr. Adrian Locke
Talk | Royal Over-Seas League
Monday 20 April 2015 - 15:00 until 16:00
Many artists have been linked on a personal and professional level. This Spring’s series ‘Artistic Relations’ will look at the creative connections and artistic influences within a close relationship or group.
In 1921, post-revolutionary Mexico witnessed the emergence of a vibrant international art scene that would be dominated by the larger than life figure of Diego Rivera who was winning commissions in Mexico and the USA for his social-realist murals and society portraits.
In 1929 Rivera married the young emerging artist Frida Kahlo, his third wife. Over the next twenty-five years, until Frida’s death in 1954, they had a tempestuous relationship marked by extraordinary art in which they frequently depicted one another.
This event has been organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.