Bold masterpieces by world renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo will be featured in an exhibit on international realism at the Drents Museum.
The exhibit, which will be held at the museum in Assen between March and June 2021, will feature works from the collection of the Museo Dolores Olmedo in Mexico City. Henry Ford Hospital (1932), The Broken Column (1944), and Self-Portrait with Small Monkey (1945) are among the pieces that will be featured in the Drents Museum exhibit.
According to a press release from the museum, the exhibit will also include drawings and photographs in addition to paintings by one of the best known artists of the 20th century. The exhibit is the sixth in a series from the museum on International Realism, and museum director Harry Tupan describes the privilege of hosting works by Kahlo as “a dream that has now come true.” “We have long harboured the wish of bringing Frida Kahlo’s work to Assen.
Kahlo (1907-1954), who is perhaps best known for her powerful self-portraits, often combined the personal and the political on her canvases, drawing from pain and upheaval in her private life and commenting on gender, race and colonialism. Her style is characterised by vibrant colours and a magical realist approach, and has served as a source of inspiration for musicians, artists and designers well into the 21st century.
Image source: © Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico. D.F. by SIAE 2019.