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 its famous Blue House.
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 to a Jewish father (of Hungarian-German descent) and a natural mother from Oaxaca, and in the same place where she died at age 47 and the ashes of his body were scattered around its corners. We refer to the Blue House, which became his personal museum in 1958, and which is located in the Coyoacán delegation of Mexico City.
A must see for Mexican painter enthusiasts
Now, thanks to the Internet, you no longer have to travel there to explore its mythical and colorful courtyard, with its recognizable reddish stepped pyramid -similar to those of the Mayan culture-, the pre-Hispanic art pieces scattered around its walls or, of course, the works of art by both the surrealist painter (there are the famous Frida and the caesarean section, which is unfinished, or the watermelons of Live life) 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 possible a trip inside the artist's house to the most minute detail, from the rooms where they welcomed León 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, which includes the folk art that they stored during their lives, or the kitchen, although in this they replaced the gas stoves by another of firewood.