THE EARLY WORD: The Elephant And The Dove

Hayden Herrera

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Sacred Monsters

Wednesday, February 13, 8:00 p.m., Series B

The Free Library $14 General Admission, $7 Students

fridasepia_1.jpgRenowned art historian Hayden Herrera’s influential 1983 biography, Frida, helped establish the Mexican artist’s reputation in America and was used as source material for the acclaimed 2002 film of the same name. Herrera’s presentation at the Free Library will occur in conjunction with the arrival of a new Frida Kahlo exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which Herrera curated. Her talk and slideshow will focus on Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’s relationship as revealed. MORE

WIKIPEDIA: As a young artist, Kahlo approached the famous Mexican Diego Rivera, whom she had previously admired, and asked him for his advice on pursuing art as a career. He immediately recognized her talent and her unique expression as truly special and uniquely Mexican. He encouraged her development as an artist, and began an intimate relationship with Frida. They were married in 1929, to the disapproval of Frida’s mother. They were often referred to as “The Elephant and the Dove.” The nickname originated when Kahlo’s father noticed their extreme difference in size. MORE

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