After several months of closure and a delayed start, the Cobra museum in Amstelveen has finally opened its doors to a large exhibit around Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. “A love revolution” covers a wealth of Mexican masterpieces from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman collection. Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are totally unforgettable but another couple is also represented: Manuel and Lola Álvarez Bravo, photographers of the Mexican identity. So with the Gelman, the Rivera/Kahlo and the Álvarez Bravo, a family affair. Frida was admired and photographed during her tumultuous relatively short life. Some of these were displayed to bring some context to the paintings exhibited. Photos by Gisèle Freud, Lucienne Bloch, Manuel and Lola among others.

Frida and Diego during a Mexican labor anti-fascist demonstration in Mexico City, 1936 ©Anonymous
Frida and Dr. Farill, 1951 ©Gisèle Freud
Frida at the Society of Modern Art, Picasso exhibit Mexico, ca. 1944 ©Manuel Álvarez Bravo
Frida at the Barbizon Plaza Hotel, 1933 ©Lucienne Bloch
Frida Kahlo, 1944 ©Lola Álvarez Bravo
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