Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo at the Irish Museum of Modern Art



This show is on at the moment, went by today some really beautiful Kahlo pieces, some Rivera, they don't do him justice but interesting none the less. It was quite exciting for me as I wrote my Degree and Masters paper on Mexican Muralists and the American Art scene in the 1930's, which both of these artist left an indelible mark on. The 1930's are a period in the America's history that I find fascinating and if I could exist somewhere else but now it would be then or the wild west of course. It's on till june and costs 5 euro. go see.  

7 comments:

Jane O Sullivan said...

nice one emma , I am definately going to come up to this show absolutely love that womans work , I believe some pages of her illustrated journal is on display too.
What are you going to research for your phD missus ?....if I could for an M.A it would be women surrealist artists leonora carrington, leonora finiand dorethea tanning (one day )

slow said...

Yes, beautiful exhibition (includes diary pages, yes), her paintings were the most striking pieces, I think.


If you guys go to IMMA, check out too the masks by Romuald Hazoumè, humorous yet dead serious.

Esther Moliné said...

Thanks Emma, I'll have to go to that, love that pair, specially Frida!

Kathy O' Leary said...
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Kathy O' Leary said...

Can't wait to go and see this too, so excited about seeing both their work up close and personal.
Thaanks for posting Emma!

LisaDunne said...

would definitely recommend it, Frida's self portraits are amazing,

PS
Free in on fridays

Kathy O' Leary said...

Finally got to see the show today, wow wow wow there's only till the ned of the month for anyone who hasn't seen it, definitely a must!!!