Mahler- Das Klagende Lied
July 17, 2017
San Francisco Opera’s Summer of Passions
September 14, 2017

It must have been no small feat for the pretty young Mexican bride to be seen doing portraits next to her famous husband Diego Rivera who was working on his socialist-realist murals in San Francisco. This was in 1930;  they were just married. As she was such a delicate, exotic flower next to the gigantic,
big-bellied Diego, the fact that Frida was “painting too” was worth a mention in the society columns of the city. As irony has it, only half a century later the little wife’s fame as a painter had eclipsed her husband’s.

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