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Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving Exhibit @ Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Things we did not know about the notorious queen of Mexican art.

Strong and passionate, talented and ambitious, brave and tender - what was Frida Kahlo? People have been wondering throughout the 20th century and do not seem to stop even now. The new exhibit at Brooklyn Museum is called Appearances May Be Deceiving, and it is very likely to be the answer to this enigma.

It is the first time Frida's clothing and other private belongings are exhibited in the US - alongside with her paintings, for sure. Showcased altogether, they recreate the image of Kahlo that was a complicated mixture of hidden pain and artistic expressiveness. The exhibit features Tehuana clothing, Mesoamerican jewelry, and even personal cosmetics - all taken from Casa Azul, Frida's Mexican home. More than 100 items were inventoried in 2004 after being locked away since Kahlo’s death. Historic film, photos and periodicals are on show here, too.

Try to discover the essence of Frida Kahlo's bright personality that in fact was much deeper than the image she had once so scrupulously constructed. 






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