Many exhibition visitors have asked us to develop a time-line of world events linked to Frida Kahlo paintings. Frida Kahlo (1907 - 1954) lived in a very intensive historical period for both Mexico and the rest of the world, nevertheless the majority of her paintings depict her personal world, emotions and feelings.
Here we have selected seven world events, we have matched a photo of Frida Kahlo at that time and the painting she painted in that year.
The photographs and the paintings shown here can be seen in the exhibition in addition to Mexican dresses, paintings, jewels and a large selection of photographs from the time of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
Paintings by Frida Kahlo:
# 27: Frieda and Diego Rivera, 1931
# 65: What the Water Gave Me, 1934
# 50: Self-Portrait Dedicated to Leon Trotsky, 1937
# 104: Moses, 1945
# 135: Self Portrait with Stalin, 1954
# 137: Viva la Vida, Watermelons, 1954
All paintings: Licensed replica by ©Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2008.