OFF THE WALL: FRIDA KAHLO – ART, GARDEN, LIFE AT THE NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN

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by Jennifer Orlowski

In this historic exhibition, the New York Botanical Garden explores, for the first time, Frida Kahlo’s appreciation for the beauty and variety of the natural world as portrayed by the regular use of plant imagery throughout her artwork.

Whilst exploring the exhibit, the viewer experiences Kahlo’s iconic garden and studio at the Casa Azul, her lifelong home in Mexico City. Traditional architecture native to her beloved homeland was recreated throughout, from which she pulled ceaseless inspiration for her home, garden, and artwork. Immersed in cactus, palms and endless species of plants that filled her home and garden, the NYBG’s examination of Kahlo’s life-long work and influence ceases to amaze viewers it has attracted from all around the globe.

NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN
2900 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10458
On view through November 1

 

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