Frida Kahlo Exhibition (Scuderie del Quirinale Rome, until August 31, 2014).

Frida Kahlo - Self-Portrait with Monkeys

Frida Kahlo may well be called one of the icons of the 20th century. From March 20th until August 31st 2014 the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome are hosting an exhibition dedicated to this Mexican artist.

Frida Kahlo Exhibition (Scuderie del Quirinale, until August 31, 2014).

Opening hours, admission and address Scuderie del Quirinale

From March 20th until July 13th the Frida Kahlo exhibition is open from 10 AM until 8 PM (on Fridays and Saturdays until 10.30 PM). From July 14th until August 31st the hours are from 4 until 11 PM (Fridays and Saturdays 4 PM until midnight). The ticket office closes one hour before closing time. The price of a ticket is 12 Euros. Over 65’s and under 26’s pay 9,50 Euros. Children younger than 6 and disabled visitors have free admission.

The address of the Scuderie del Quirinale is Via 24 Maggio 16 (tel. +39 06 39967500, for reservations).

Frida Kahlo Exhibition

Self-Portrait with Monkeys - Frida Kahlo
Self-Portrait with Monkeys

Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is a Mexican artist, who has received an almost mythical status thanks to her position in the 20th century avant-garde art world and her outspoken feminist ideas. In 2002 Salma Hayek starred in a movie made about her life.

Kahlo‘s art was greatly influenced by a bus accident she was in and which left her bed-ridden for extensive periods during the rest of her life. She also took inspiration from the Mexican revolution and her identification with her country even went so far that as her birth date she used to give the date of the start of this revolution.

The indigenous folk art of her country was an important influence in her own paintings, but at the same time her work was very much a part of the major art styles in vogue in 20th century Mexico.

The paintings that can be seen in the exhibition are on loan from various museums all over the world. There is a prevalence of self-portraits, painted at several different stages of her artistic career.

There are also photographs of the artist herself, most notably pictures take by Nickolas Murray in the 40’s.

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