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"Diego y Frida: Photographs by Various Photographers"
2002-01-03 until 2001-03-02
Throckmorton Fine Art
New York, NY,
USA United States of America
Through the lens of many of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlos friends and colleagues such as: Bernard Silberstein, Emmy Lou Packard, Nicholas Murray, Leo Matiz, Lucien Bloch, Florence Arquin, Tina Modotti, and Manuel and Lola Alvarez Bravo, we are invited to share in the twenty-five years of life and work together.
Diego Rivera (1886 – 1957) is not only the most outstanding of contemporary Mexican painters, an artist of unequaled vastness of conception; he is also the most prolific. He stands as the example of a painter who, having assimilated and utilized a great wealth of pictorial experience, from the forerunners of Raphael up to Picasso, creates a style, personal and strong, by which he refreshes ancient wisdom with new ideas and new methods.
Frida Kahlo (1907 – 1954) It has been repeatedly said, and rightly so, that Frida’s paintings are a courageous and valuable testimony of her own life. What existence is this that has produced a reality of art so stirring, wounding, beset with difficulties, austere, tragic, loving, heartbreaking, and happy in all its varied expressions.
Frida y Diego understood and admired each other. They were like two nutritive forces, and they made a love pact in clauses that nobody but they could conceive of or practice. Their spiritual compenetration was profound and most certainly complex. When Frida died she had been married to Diego for 25 years. Twenty-five years of passion that knew a balance between pity and cruelty, honesty and mystification. Diego’s love had enough genius to nourish Frida’s eagerness to live and to be absorbed in that support, Frida grew productive and embraced Diego tenderly.
My Diego, my thousand-year-old love.
- Frida Kahlo
Frida was the greatest proof of the renaissance of art in Mexico.
- Diego Rivera