The museum of the Mexican painter opens its doors in times of pandemic so that enthusiasts of the artist from all over the planet can visit her famous Casa Azul .
Feet... why do I want them if I have wings to fly? Frida Kahlo wondered. She did it from her everlasting bed, in the same place where she was born in 1907, the daughter of a Jewish father (of Hungarian-German descent) and a natural mother from Oaxaca, and in the same place where she died at the age of 47 and the ashes of his body were scattered in its corners. We are referring to the Casa Azul, which became his personal museum in 1958, and which is located in the Coyoacán district of Mexico City.
A must for fans of the Mexican painter
Now, thanks to the work and grace of the Internet, you no longer have to travel there to be able to visit its mythical and colorful patio, with its recognizable reddish stepped pyramid -similar to those of the Mayan culture-, the pieces of pre-Hispanic art scattered throughout its walls or, of course, the works of art both by the surrealist painter (there are the famous Frida and the C-section , which is unfinished, or the watermelons from Viva la vida ) and her husband, Diego Rivera.
A job done during the pandemic
Although the idea had been around the heads of the museum's curators for some time, the pandemic has accelerated it, making it possible to take a trip inside the artist's house down to the most minute detail, from the rooms where they welcomed Leon Trotsky (both in the marriage were great supporters of the Mexican Communist Party and the Soviet Union) to the dining room with its famous yellow floors, and which includes the folk art that they stored during their lives, or the kitchen, although in this they replaced the gas stoves with another of firewood.