I went to see Frida and Diego at the AGO tonight. The show features art by and about Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Mexican artists who were married to each other. In an interesting twist, while I can see why people find Frida’s work interesting I like Diego’s work better. In the first gallery room full of Diego’s early paintings, there wasn’t one that 1Mom and I wouldn’t have taken home if the offer was made.His works are full of life. Frida’s are, in a word, obsessive. Both 1Mom and I tend to like under- or unappreciated art by women. In this case it is Frida who gets the press and the buzz, but we both liked Diego’s stuff better. Maybe we like the underdogs. Or something.
If you are in Toronto, check out the show. You’ve only got one week left.