Exhibition at Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome
Frida Khalo‘s self-portrait has been calling the citizens and visitors of Rome for months with its irresistible power. Her trademark-craggy eyebrows reminded us from the buses, metro stations, and from the streets that her insanely mystical, or mystically insane world will be hosted in Scuderie del Quirinale for a while. The Frida fever was all around.
From 20th of March until the last day of summer everybody is invited to get lost in her unexampled depths and heights through her paintings, collages, and drawings. We can warm-up also with the masterpieces of Diego Rivera, who was her inspiration, comrade, best friend, and worst husband, according to rebellous Khalo’s own description.
After we tasted the muggy atmosphere of South-American everydays through Rivera’s glasses, we will really find ourselves at the level of supersaturation, which is barely bearable. Frida’s vibrating colours, outrageous shapes, and the embarrasingly naked representation of her thoughts define perfectly her life. The fruits, her glances, the monkeys on her shoulder, and the well-known symbols of the surrealism are talking about the same things: desire and pain of the body and soul. It seems like every stroke on her pictures, every butterfly on her plaster corset is a wish to get out of the chain of torment. It’s about the wild harmony of passion and suffering at the same time, which unstoppably whisks away everything. Any Khalo’s painting could be the metaphor of this exhibition: you’ll feel that one time is not enough to discover, and everytime you come to get closer to that Marquez-like empire, it’ll plant some extra weight and extra richness in your heart.
Scuderie del Quirinale
Via XXIV Maggio, 16.
Sun-Thu 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10:30pm.
entry fee €12.00 / €9.5 reduced ticket
Till 31 August 2014