Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: The Golden Age of Mexican Painting

31aug7:30 pm9:30 pmFrida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: The Golden Age of Mexican PaintingAustralian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies Lecture by Chloë Sayer7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Presented by Chloë Sayer

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera have iconic status in Mexico. The Mexican Revolution of 1910 swept away the old regime and banished European influence in the arts. The Mexican mural movement, born during the 1920s, was destined to produce some of the greatest public art of the last century. Diego Rivera’s panoramic images adorn the walls of public buildings, his intricate visual narratives incorporate allegory and symbolism. Kahlo, arguably Mexico’s most original painter, her paintings reflect her experiences, dreams, hopes and fears. Kahlo and Rivera, in their different ways, helped to shape the cultural identity of twentieth-century Mexico.

Chloë Sayer is an independent scholar, author and curator, specialising in the art and culture of Latin America. In 2016 the Mexican Government awarded her the prestigious Ohtli medal to thank her for her long-standing commitment to Mexican culture. She has made collections and carried out fieldwork in Mexico and Belize for the British Museum and has published many books with the latest: The Day of the Dead: A Visual Compendium (Laurence King Publishing, 2021).

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ADFAS Shoalhaven promotes interest in the study of decorative and fine arts by offering high quality monthly lectures on a wide range of subjects including art, history, gardening, design, and architecture.

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