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View Frida Kahlo portrait and learn about its world travels

Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907–1954). 'Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird' (1940). Oil on canvas, 61.25 cm x 47 cm. Harry Ransom Center. © 2009 Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust. Av Cinco de Mayo No. 2, Col. Centro, Del. Cuauhtemoc 06059, Mexico, DF
Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907–1954). 'Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird' (1940). Oil on canvas, 61.25 cm x 47 cm. Harry Ransom Center. © 2009 Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust. Av Cinco de Mayo No. 2, Col. Centro, Del. Cuauhtemoc 06059, Mexico, DF

The Harry Ransom Center is displaying Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s Self–portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (1940) through March 21.

The painting, one of the Ransom Center’s most famous and frequently borrowed art works, has been on almost continuous loan since 1990. During that time, the painting has been featured in exhibitions in more than 25 museums in the United States and around the world.

You can view an interactive map that illustrates the travels of Kahlo’s Self–portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird.

The painting was most recently exhibited in Frida Kahlo, a traveling retrospective exhibition organized by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the artist’s birth.

Kahlo (1907–1954) taught herself how to paint after she was severely injured in an accident at the age of 18. For Kahlo, painting became an act of cathartic ritual, and her symbolic images portray a cycle of pain, death and rebirth.

In 1939, Kahlo was left heartbroken and lonely after the end of an affair with Hungarian-born photographer Nickolas Muray (1892–1965) and her divorce from artist Diego Rivera. But she produced some of her most powerful and compelling paintings and self–portraits during this time.

Muray purchased the self–portrait from Kahlo to help her during a difficult financial period. It is now part of the Ransom Center’s Nickolas Muray collection of more than 100 works of modern Mexican art, which was acquired by the Center in 1966. The collection also includes Kahlo’s Still Life with Parrot and Fruit (1951) and the drawing Diego y Yo (1930).

Later this year, Self–portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird will be on view in Berlin and Vienna.

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Kurt Mitschke
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Wow! I had no idea that the HRC owned this work, I will definitely be coming over soon to take a look. The first time I ever went to the HRC was my junior year in high school, and I have made it by several times each year since. It truly is a wonderful place, and I feel like a lot of students don’t really take advantage of it.

Kurt Mitschke
burntorangeliving.wordpress.com

Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund
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Seit über einem Jahr (Feb. 2009) ist die Dauerausstellung
Frida Kahlo: „Leid und Leidenschaft“ im Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund in Baden-Baden zu sehen.

Über 111 Gemälde werden auf einer Ausstellungsfläche von 600 qm gezeigt. Es handelt sich dabei um die umfangreichste Frida Kahlo Ausstellung aller Zeiten.

Die Besucher können das gesamte Lebenswerk der mexikanischen Künstlerin Frida Kahlo sehen. Angefangen bei ihrem ersten Selbstbildnis „Selbstbildnis mit Samtkleid„ bis zu ihrem letzten Stilleben: „Viva la Vida“.
Die gezeigten Gemälde sind einzigartige lizenzierte Repliken von: © Banco de México Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2008.
Sie wurden von Meisterkünstlern in aufwendiger Handarbeit auf Original-Material (Öl auf Leinwand, Holz, Metall oder Glas) in Originalgröße gemalt.

Die Ausstellung bietet ein umfassendes Eintauchen in das Werk und das Leben der Frida Kahlo. Neben den Gemälden sind auch Kleider und Schmuck zusehen. Der Garten der „Casa Azul“, (das Blauen Haus – das Haus ihrer Familie) mit seiner aztekischen Pyramide, den pre-kolumbianischen Tonfiguren und den exotischen Pflanzen sind im Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund nachempfunden.
http://www.Kunstmuseum-Gehrke-Remund.de

roulette-system.at
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Nun ja, Dinge können so einfach erscheinen! Danke :-)

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