Frida Kahlo, Beyond Appearances
We think we know everything about the work and life of Frida Kahlo, her art, her loves, her passions, her wounds. However, certain aspects of the personality and life of one of the most famous and celebrated Mexican artists of the twentieth century still remain mysterious.
For the first time in France, the exhibition "Frida Kahlo - Beyond Appearances " presented at the Palais Galliera in collaboration with the Museo Frida Kahlo de Mexico, focuses on her intimacy and her secrets, far from the clichés and fantasies that have surrounded her since her death in 1954.
Frida Kahlo, in all intimacy
More than 200 objects from the mythical Casa Azul, the house where Frida was born, a rich selection of traditional Tehuana dresses, correspondence, pre-Columbian necklaces, cosmetics, medicines, hand-painted medical prostheses…, rare and precious objects, some of which were rediscovered in 2004, interact with films and photos of the artist and tell us about the life and work of this extraordinary artist.
In 1928, barely recovered from an accident that had left her bedridden three years earlier, she met Diego Riviera. He was immediately captivated by Frida's paintings and the self-portraits she had made with the help of a mirror hung above her bed while she was confined. Fascinated by each other, driven by their love for art, their country and a shared revolutionary political commitment, they married in August 1929. Their union was punctuated by the immense success of the two painters, their numerous trips, their meetings with the greatest artists of their time - Picasso, Breton, Kandinsky… - but also extra-marital affairs, notably that of Rivera with his sister-in-law. The couple even went so far as to divorce before marrying again in 1940. They remained together until Frida Kahlo's death.
Frida Kahlo, an inimitable style
Frida Kahlo undeniably left her mark on her generation, the world of art and fashion in particular. With this exceptional exhibition, the Palais Galliera shows how and to what extent designers from all over the world, from Alexander McQueen to Jean Paul Gaultier via Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy, Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior or Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons have been inspired by her unmistakeable style.
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Metro Iéna or Alma-Marceau
Days and opening hours
From 15/09/2022 to 05/03/2023 between 10 am and 6 pm except on January 1st and December 25th. Closed on Monday. Late opening on Thursdays until 9pm Early closing at 5pm on December 24th and 31st Booking recommended.
- Full price: 15 €, Reduced price: 13 €.
Free entry for children < 18 years.
10, avenue Pierre de Serbie
75016 Paris 16ème
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- Toni Frissell, Vogue et Condé Nast