Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera from the Gelman Collection
23 December 2010 - 27 March 2011
The Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera from the Gelman Collection exhibition introduced to art lovers two of the most outstanding, globally renowned Mexican figures of 20th century art.
Generating wide interest as much with their unique characters, life stories, and intriguing relationship, as with their oeuvre, the two artists were welcomed in Turkey at Pera Museum for the very first time in an exhibition with more than forty of their works.
Collectors Jacques and Natasha Gelman spent a significant portion of their lives in Mexico; the works included in the couple's extensive collection, also encompasses 20th century Mexican art, outstanding Frida Kahlo self-portraits, which reflect the profound traces of her artistic personality, as well as rare examples of Diego Rivera's canvas paintings. This globally acclaimed collection was previously presented to audiences only through a limited number of exhibitions outside of Mexico.
Apart from the most favored Kahlo works of the Frida Kahlo Retrospective organized in Berlin and Vienna in 2010, the exhibition at Pera Museum also included Diego Rivera's paintings. The exhibition was composed of the works of Frida and Diego, who inspired the motion picture and literary worlds with their oeuvre and unconventional lives, was extended through 27 March 2011 Sunday.