Scuderie del Quirinale
Via XXIV Maggio 16
00186 Rome RM
Frida Kahlo the rebel, the ocultadora, the sardonic pasionaria of art, is the very symbol of the artistic avant-garde and exuberance of Mexican culture in the 20th century.
The exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale, explores Frida Kahlo's artistic career from start to finish, bringing together her absolute masterpieces from the most important public and private collections in Mexico, Europe and the United States: over forty fabulous portraits and self-portraits, including her extremely celebrated Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird painted in 1940 which is on display in Italy for the very first time, and her Self-portrait Wearing a Velvet Dress 1926, which she painted at the age of only nineteen for her beloved Alejandro Gòmez Arias and in which her elongated neck recalls the aesthetic of Parmigianino and of Modigliani.