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"La Casa Azul" Museo de Frida Kahlo: Family Photographs, Diego Rivera and Retablo’s

Two weeks ago I shared a little bit about my first experience at La Casa Azul, Frida Kahlo’s home (click here to read first post), today I am going to show you a few of the photographs I took in rooms three, four and five of La Casa Azul.

Room three is absolutely breathtaking. It’s full of Kahlo’s family photos, her parents, her sisters, and of course her love Diego Rivera. There are also some of Frida’s sketches and a paper mache set that she made.

Room four is dedicated to her amor eterno Diego Rivera: his sketches, paintings and even blueprint and photographs of the museum/home he as building “Anahuacalli.

Room five is dedicated to Frida’s Retablos.” From what I have read, Frida and Diego had hundreds of Retablo’s displayed throughout their home. A retablo is a painting that includes three basic elements:

  1. A scene depicting a tragedy or someone with a grave injury/illness,
  2. A Saint or Martyr that intervened and made a Milagro (Miracle),
  3. An inscription describing the tragic event and giving thanks for the Divine intervention.

Note: I did pay 60 Mexican Pesos for a photography pass, which allowed me to take photos throughout La Casa Azul.
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