The Dove Is In Istanbul

Known as the dove for her dImInutIve size, FrIda Kahlo Is In Istanbul. What’s more, she’s got her elephant, DIego RIvera, wIth her…

MEXICO’S TWO GREAT PAINTERS, FRIDA KAHLO AND DIEGO RIVERA, ARE AT THE PERA MUSEUM FROM DECEMBER 23RD.
Curated by Dr. Helga Prignitz-Poda, the exhibition, entitled  ‘Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera from the Gelman Collection’, features Rivera’s best works and the most popular selections from the Frida Kahlo Retrospective, which made a splash in Berlin and Vienna in 2010. The exhibition is an excellent opportunity not only for seeing the works of Mexico’s two greatest painters but at the same time for getting acquainted with their turbulent love story.
FRIDA  KAHLO
1907
Born July 6th in Coyoacán, now part of Mexico.
1922
Sees Diego Rivera painting a mural in the school assembly hall of the Escuela  Nacional Preparatoria, where she is a student.
1925
Seriously injured in a bus accident on September 17th. Begins painting during her recovery.
1928
Meets Diego Rivera in person.
A year later they marry.
1938
Opens her first solo show at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York on November 1st.

1939
Divorces Rivera and returns to the home of her parents.

1940
Remarries Rivera on December 8th.

1953
Opens her first solo show in Mexico in April. Attends the opening on a stretcher.

1944
Is forced to wear a steel corset due to worsening health problems and starts keeping a diary.
1954
Dies at La Casa Azul (the Blue House) on July 13th.