martes, 25 de noviembre de 2008


There is a special atmosphere in this place, the house where Frida Kahlo was born, where she lived as an artist married to an artist, and where she spent her last days. Behind these tall blue walls, the artist created a world of her own, and the creative spirit of the famous Latinamerican artist vibrates in the house. Frida’s paintings hang from the walls, and at their side stand those ordinary things that made up the everyday life of this woman, a family, and the friends surrounding the couple Kahlo-Rivera.
The Blue House is mainly that: a house, a place where things tell us a story and invite us to take a walk along its rooms, its corridors, and its patios.The Blue House holds the paintings that made Frida famous: The Two Fridas, Viva la Vida, Frida y la cesárea (Frida and the caesarean section), as well as her bed — guarded by the portraits of Lenin, Stalin, and Mao—, and the easel given to her as a present by Nelson Rockefeller.
We may find the mirrors she used to carefully inspect her own reflection—small mirrors, body-length mirrors, and one that hung from the ceiling on top of her bed—, as well as the painting brushes she used to reinvent herself with. There is the collection of butterflies that bespeak of her love for nature, and then the collection of dresses that betray her womanly vanity.In this house, corsets painfully reminding her tragic life—there are corsets with plaster ornaments, corsets made of leather, and metal corsets—stand in vivid contrast against the gaiety stemming from the kitchen and the dining room. Every object found in these rooms were part of Frida’s intimate world: toys, artcrafts, kitchen tools, jewels, and sometimes these very objects are to be found in the artist’s canvases as well.

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