Google Arts & Culture has partnered with museums from all over the world to create the ultimate Frida Kahlo exhibit.
What a time to be at home, because now we finally have the opportunity to explore 33 different museums at the same time, and enjoy Frida Kahlo’s amazing works—without ever leaving your sofa! Google Art & Culture’s online exhibit, “Faces of Frida,” features more than 800 pieces by (and of) the artist, in what might be the most epic exhibition yet!
Google Arts & Culture has partnered with museums and other art institutions across seven countries to bring us an expansive exhibit that not only includes the works of Kahlo herself, but also items from private collections and rare visuals of things that aren’t usually displayed at exhibits—such as her journals, letters, clothing and other personal possessions.
Take a look into Kahlo’s early life, her Christian upbringing, her aspirations, her love of nature, the mythical stories behind her art—both good and bad—and discover the artist as you’ve never seen her before. Thanks to the site’s technology you can zoom into her brushstrokes to explore Frida’s masterful artistry in incredible detail. According to Google’s description, the collection includes:
“20 ultra-high resolution images created using Art Camera, and five Street View tours of the places that made an impact on her career, including the “Blue House” where Kahlo was born, lived, and took her final breath. Thanks to an enhanced Street View experience, you can now take in the highlights on display at Frida Kahlo Museum or the “I Paint Myself” exhibition from your computer or phone—just tap on any artwork at the bottom of the screen to see how it looks on the wall and click through to learn about the artworks.”
The exhibition also features works by other artists that either feature Kahlo as their subject or have been heavily inspired by Kahlo’s legacy. These include an incredibly wide variety of works, all the way from photos of a young Frida taken by her father to works by her husband, artist Diego Rivera, and a created by the English National Ballet which draws upon the artist’s life and work.
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