SEPTEMBER 8, 2021 at 7pm CST on ZOOM
Viva La Vida: The Fruits of Frida's Mexico
The language of fruits and vegetables in Frida Kahlo's still lifes
An interactive presentation with Suzanne Barbezat
Frida Kahlo explored themes of nationalism, identity, sexuality, and fertility in her still life paintings just as much as she did in her other works.
Although best known for her self-portraits, Frida Kahlo produced a colorful commentary on Mexico's national identity and indigenous heritage, combining artifacts with fruits, vegetables and herbs in these richly colored still-life paintings.
Join Suzanne Barbezat, the author of Frida Kahlo at Home and co-owner of Discover Oaxaca Tours, on a guided tour of this period in Frida Kahlo's work, exploring the symbolism and meaning she bestowed on some of Mexico's most luscious fruits and regional produce.
Join us September 8, ON ZOOM
5pm Pacific | 7pm Central | 8pm Eastern
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Duration: 60 min + Q&A period .
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