Thursday, August 27, 2015

Frida Kahlo Exhibit and Costume

Frida Kahlo
While in Toronto last week, I was delighted to be able to visit The Textile Museum. They had two amazing exhibits: Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol, and Frida Kahlo, Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray with traditional Mexican costume from the Textile Museum.

Sadly... no photos of the Artist Textiles exhibit, which was fantastic!!! But there is a book. It was amazing to see how artists from the 40's and beyond took their paintings to the cloth.

Artists' Textiles 1940-1976
Jul 16, 2012
by Geoff Rayner and Richard Chamberlain

The second exhibit was on Frida Kahlo and her friend/companion, photographer Nickolas Muray. 
There were numerous photos taken by Muray and many that I've never seen before. 

Muray and Kahlo

To complement the photography, the Textile Museum pulled garments from their collection that represented the clothing typical of Kahlo.
Below, are a few of my favorites.

btw... there is a great library of books at the museum, and a wonderful librarian who assisted me with my research.

The Textile Museum
55 Centre Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 2H5, Canada
+1 416-599-5321

Heavily embroidered ensemble



otton blouse, with European Origins

Detail Shot of top

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