Art history is full of love stories and
creations fueled by the passion of their artists. The major winter
exhibition at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) in
Québec City is Frida
Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism, which draws
on the couple’s romantic saga. Be among the visitors to discover
this astonishing duo of artists and peek behind the curtain at their
creative approach and the life they shared.
Recognized the world over for their
history of passion and outstanding contribution to modern art, Frida
Kahlo and Diego Rivera continue to leave their mark on human
imagination with their extraordinary destiny, more than 50 years
after their death. The exhibition presented from February 13 to May
18, 2020 features works of art by this incredible duo, as well as
paintings and photographs from other contemporary Mexican modern art
figures, such as David Alfaro Siqueiros and Carlos Orozco Romero.
Among the works presented are 20 creations by Frida Kahlo, including
Self-Portrait with Necklace (1933), Self-Portrait with
Braid (1941), Diego On My Mind (1943) and Rivera’s
celebrated Arum Vendor (1943).
Want to get the most out of your visit
to the museum? Follow a commented visit or develop your creative
talents by taking part in the family workshops at the museum in
February and March. Create a mask inspired by Mexican modern
artists or a bright, colourful self-portrait like those of Frida
Kahlo. There will also be a series of workshops for adults in
March and April where participants will get to enhance their
drawings with fragments of pictures, a technique used by Lola and
Manuel Álvarez Bravo. Don’t miss your chance to get
the full experience.