Here is another detail from the fabulous Frida Kahlo Casa Azul in Mexico City…..I’m not saying it was her cat, but it looked pretty comfortable and at home.
“It seems appropriate that Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera – a fascinating couple that painted in extraordinary and post-revolutionary times – are represented on Mexico’s 500 peso note. The artists contribute millions to the country’s economy in merchandise. Their faces and artworks adorn everything from T-shirts and mugs to postcards and matchboxes, not to mention the numerous museums associated with the duo and their art. But their legacy extends well beyond the tourist dollar.
From the 1920s to the 1950s, these lovers were Mexico’s more shocking version of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, with an artistic output as well known as their tumultuous relationship (which included his infidelity, her bisexuality, their involvement in the Communist Party and their friendship with Leon Trotsky, whom Kahlo is said to have bedded). Rivera’s large-scale murals – completed for a post-revolutionary Mexico that embraced public art to help educate the masses – captured the collective spirit of his people, depicting the lives and struggle of the working class, largely indigenous Mexicans.”
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