Hungarian National Gallery
2 Szent György tér, 1014 Budapest
Opening hours: Closed on Mondays! Tuesday-Sunday 10.00-18.00
Tickets: 900-1800 HUF
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It has long been my dream to see one of my most beloved painter’sí Frida Kahlo’s painting with my own eyes so I were over the moon to learn that her pieces of artwork came to Hungary. Mexico is not in the neighborhood you know…
The exhibition starts with a timeline where people can find out the main events of the artist’s life with pictures side by side Mexico’s history. On the next wall there is the iconic Vogue cover shot of Frida that featured an interview in 1937. The photo was taken by Nickolas Muray, an American photographer with Hungarian origins. The two of them were lovers from 1931 to 1941 and remained in good terms even after they ended the relationship. In one of the last rooms there is a copy of the handwritten and very emotional love letter Frida wrote to Nickolas in Hungarian.
When you go further to the exhibition and enter the colourful rooms you will get a feeling of being in Mexico yourself. Some of the paintings you can find are: The Broken Column (1944), My Nurse and I (1937), Portrait of Dona Rosita Morillo (1944), Portrait of Alejandro Gómez Arias, Frida’s first love (1928) and Self Portrait with Small Monkey (1945), the picture that became the symbol of this current exposure. Besides the paintings some of the artist’s personal things are displayed. Such as a handmade painting of Frida and Diego and some Mexican statues as well.
The last room contains a montage called Frida mania where you will face the effect of this iconic woman on the world. She inspired so many people and will keep doing so until the world is still moving.
Take a look at the exhibition! 🙂