Frida Kahlo’s studio and garden springs up in New York
22 May 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
The Garden has a scale version of the pyramid at Kahlo’s Casa Azul
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s garden and studio have been recreated at the New York Botanical Garden.
Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life is the first solo New York show dedicated to the artist for 25 years.
The exhibition includes original paintings by Kahlo which reflect the use of botanical imagery in her work.
Kahlo, who died 60 years ago, remains best known for her searing self-portraits and her use of intense, vibrant colours.
The show includes a recreation of Frida Kahlo’s desk from her art studio
“We were inspired by Frida Kahlo’s art but also by the artistry of her garden in Mexico City,” said curator Joanna Groarke.
“We knew from studying her paintings that she was a careful observer of nature and plants, but we learnt when we studied her more that she was also a very passionate plants person.”
Frida Kahlo lived her whole life in the Casa Azul in Mexico
Source:: BBC Entertainment