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August 22, 2017

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Frida, Diego and Toronto

Of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera has said “Never before had a woman put such agonizing poetry on canvas as Frida did.” Of Rivera, Kahlo said “His capacity for work breaks clocks and calendars.” Both statements considered, Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting, on at Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario October 20 through January 20, 2013 is bound to be some show. It’ll include more than 80 works by the Mexican husband-and-wife pair — also huge supporters of Mexico’s communist movement during the 20s and 30s — and 60 photos of them too. Known for her intimate, personal paintings that were embraced by Surrealists, Kahlo argued that she painted her reality, not her dreams. Kahlo’s Henry Ford Hospital (1932), which depicts her miscarriage, will be on display as will The Broken Column (1944), which she painted after one of her many spinal surgeries. Rivera is most known for his murals, but a range of his work will be shown: expect Self Portrait (1930) and Calla Lily Vendor (1943). Admission: adults $25, students and youth six to 17 $16.50, kids five and under free. (877) 225-4246; ago.net.

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