Frida Kahlo was a gifted Mexican artist who would articulate her life experiences into some of the most luminous and haunting images of the twentieth century. Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón was born on July 6, 1907, in La Casa Azul, a traditional Mexican wrap-around home – painted a deep blue with red rim – at the corner of Londres and Ignacio Allende Streets in Coyoacán, Mexico City.
The bustling Mexican capital with the long and layered history and nearly 22 million people is one of the most populated cities in North America and one of the world’s largest metropolises. Here is everything you need to do during a 48-hour visit in Mexico City.
From Frida Kahlo’s colorful Mexico City home to Claude Monet’s punchy kitchen inside his property in the village of Giverny in Northern France, The Vale Magazine offers you a glimpse into five extraordinary residences where some of the world’s most celebrated artists drew their inspiration.
Frida Kahlo’s red-leather-booted prosthetic leg, along with some of her portraits, photographs, clothing, jewelry, and cosmetics, will travel for the first time outside her native country, Mexico, for “Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up” exhibition opening on June 16, 2018, at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.