Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris
9 October 2013 - 13 January 2014
Jardin des Tuileries, 75001Paris

This exhibition is devoted to the legendary couple Diego Rivera (1886-1957) and Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). The uniqueness of the event is to present their works together as if to confirm the impossibility of their divorce that was in fact finalised in 1938 but reconsidered after just one year apart. It also gives a better view of their respective artistic worlds, so different and yet so complementary, through the deep-rooted attachment they shared for their country: a cycle of life and death, revolution and religion, realism and mysticism, workers and peasants.

On show are a number of canvases from the Dolores Olmedo Museum in Mexico, which are being shown in France for the first time. They include Kahlo’s radical self-portraits and Rivera’s paintings of the Mexican revolution, and reveal how the couple were influenced by both western and pre-Colombian art.