October 2019

Freida Kahlo and Diego Rivera – The Golden Age of Mexican Painting

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 13:45

Kahlo and Rivera have iconic status in Mexico

Inspired by Aztec and Mayan imagery and early Italian fresco painting, Rivera’s murals, rich with allegory and symbolism,  adorn the walls of public buildings.  Kahlo’s much smaller works make herself the principal theme of her art reflecting her experiences and dreams.



Ms Chloe Sayer

Freelance specialist in the art and culture of Latin America. Has lectured in the UK, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. Has curated exhibitions, and assisted on TV documentaries for BBC and Channel 4. Has made collections in Mexico and Belize for the British Museum, and is Research Associate in the Department of World Cultures at the Royal Ontario Museum. In 2016 she was awarded the prestigious Ohtli medal by the Mexican government for her long-standing commitment to Mexican culture. Her many publications include Mexican Textiles (British Museum Press, 1990), Arts and Crafts of Mexico (Thames & Hudson, 1990),  Focus on Aztecs and Incas  (Watts Books, 1995), The Incas - The Ancient World (Wayland, 1998), Textiles from Mexico  (British Museum Press, 2002), and  Mexico: Clothing and Culture (Royal Ontario Museum, 2015). Has also published articles in travel guides, newspapers and magazines.

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