Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A Visit to Frida's House - Part 2

In addition to the house in which Frida lived which I told you about in yesterday's post, there was another building on the grounds of the Museo Frida Kahlo in Mexico City, one where a number of her costumes and personal items are on display.
Most interesting are the items she wore to help with her various physical ailments - the corsets, crutches and even the artificial leg she wore after her leg was amputated in 1953 as the result of gangrene.

Photo by Judy Wise

Here's a picture of Frida wearing a plaster corset that she decorated.  It certainly doesn't look very comfortable, does it?
Her jewelry, headpieces and even a tube of her lipstick is also part of the exhibition.

In 2004, fifty years after her death, a bathroom in the house was opened for the first time.  Many of Frida's outfits were discovered inside, along with this drawing:

Visiting this museum really gave me an insight into Frida's life and a much greater appreciation of her life, her struggles and her talent.  A woman I met while touring through the house told me the audio guide was very informative, I'd like to listen to that next time I visit.  Hopefully, there will be another visit some day in my future!

1 comment:

Michele R. Unger said...

Lovely to read your version of our visit. It was a special place and I am still mulling over my reaction to it. Just got a very interesting book on Frida called, surprisingly enough, Frida (!!!) Kahlo: The Gisele Freund Photographs with texts by Gerard de Cortanze, Gisele Freund, and Lorraine Auric. GREAT photos.

Thanks for sharing your words and photos, Cyn. I loved the post.