The two most famous artists to have come from Mexico, the lives of Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) and Diego Rivera (1886-1957) have attained a mythological status. This major touring exhibition, which comes to Chichester from Istanbul and Dublin, brings together works by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera for the first time ever in the UK.
Frida Kahlo was born in Coyoacán on the southern outskirts of Mexico City in 1907. Her father, Guillermo, was an atheist German immigrant photographer, her mother, Matilde, a fervent Catholic of mixed Spanish and Native American descent from Oaxaca. Frida’ s mixed heritage was seen as the undercurrent for the prevailing theme of identity in her work, and her divided loyalties to Mexico and Europe.
Diego Rivera was born in Guanajuato but brought up in Mexico City. Celebrated as the founding father of the Mexican Muralist Movement, he was a talented painter with a striking personality and a fondness for debate. In 1907 he went to Europe on a painting scholarship to Madrid, then settled in Paris where he was influenced by Picasso, Bracque and the Futurists.
Venue: Pallant House Gallery. 9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1TJ
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10am–5pm. Thursday: 10am–8pm. Sunday/Bank Holidays: 11am–5pm. Mondays: Closed
Tickets: All ticket prices include general admission and entry to Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera (supplement applies). There is no need to pre-book your admission tickets.
Adult: £11 (£10)
Children (6-16): £3.50
Children (under 6): Free
Family (2 adults and 4 children):
Friends, Unwaged, Carer/Assistants,
Thursday Evenings (5-8pm): Supplement only*
Tuesday: 1/2 price general admission plus supplement*
* Supplement costs for Kahlo/Rivera
Adults £2.75 (£2.50), Children (6-16 years) £1.20
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