Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: one of the most overwhelming stories of love and passion in the entire history of art.
In Padua, at the Altinate San Gaetano Cultural Center, from 14 February to 4 June 2023, a large, choral exhibition tells the story of the two Mexican artists, who have risen to legends on a global level. Padua will be the only Italian stage of a historic world tour.
Promoted by the Department of Culture of the Municipality of Padua, the exhibition is organized by the Vergel Foundation, MondoMostre and Skira, in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL), with the curatorship of Daniela Ferretti.
The fundamental nucleus of the works comes from the famous US collection of Jacques and Natasha Gelman, he a successful director and refined collector, she who, after his death, continues, with brilliant competence, to enrich the collection, according to the motto - as she recalls in his essay in the catalog Daniela Ferretti - "Now I have to work for two".
The spouses, who even in their collection counted on the best of contemporary European art, from Balthus, to Chagall, Giacometti, Matisse, Picasso, to the young Bacon, had a particularly intense relationship with the two Mexican artists, by whom they also had their portraits . Thus, the various fundamental works of Frida entered their collection, including her most famous self-portraits, and of Diego, present in the exhibition.
Title: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
Opening: February 14, 2023
Ending: June 04, 2023
Organization: Vergel Foundation, MondoMostre e Skira
Curator: Daniela Ferretti
Place: Padova, Centro Culturale Altinate San Gaetano
Address: via Altinate, 70 - 35121 Padova
Tickets: Full price €15. Reduced €13.00: valid for visitors aged 18 to 25, conventions and teachers
Info and Reservations: 0492010010
From Monday to Thursday and weekends: 10:00-19:30
Last entry for singles, Monday, Tuesday and from Thursday to Sunday: 7.00pm
Extraordinary opening days and hours
14.02.2023 – from 15.00 to 21.00 with reduced entry for all of €10
09.04.2023 – from 10.00 to 19.30
25.04.2023 – from 10.00 to 19.30
01.05.2023 – from 10.00 to 19.30
02.06.2023 – from 10.00 to 22.00
More info on this website: https://www.mostrafridapadova.it