A small plaque in the garden of La Casa Azul reads, " Frida is the only example in the whole history of art of someone who has torn open her breast and her heart to tell the biological truth of what she feels in them." --Diego Rivera
Frida Kahlo grew up in Casa Azul and then lived there in married life with Diego Rivera. It is a privilege to see the kitchen, dining room, bedrooms, and her studio as she lived there, and to see some of her art. Most interesting are the prosthetics, corsets, and clothes that she used to disguise the physical results of polio at age 6 and later, a debilitating accident with a street car when she was in her teens that eventually left her unable to bear children. These artifacts were left locked in a couple of rooms until many years after her death at the age of 47 at the request of Diego Rivera.
Her art speaks to her great pain of three miscarriages and a rocky relationship with Diego Rivera as well as her romantic and fiery temperament, relationships with Trotsky and others, and her deep loneliness. More than an art gallery can do, Casa Azul shows you Frida the person, her highly publicized life with the fascinating Diego Rivera, and explains where the sadness in her paintings emanates from...
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