La Casa Azul is the ideal place to appreciate the most intimate universe of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. There he was born, lived, worked, fell in love, forgave and even hated Diego Rivera. Today this typical Coyoacán mansion is also one of the busiest museums in Mexico City, along with the National Museum of Anthropology and the Tamayo Museum. That’s why if you decide to travel to one of the most important mexico tourist destinations, these should be a must stop.
Each object inside the Blue House transmits the purest essence of Frida. Here you can breathe the bohemian atmosphere of the early years of the 20th century in Mexico; clay floors, traditional kitchen – complete with clay dishes – paintings, pre-Columbian sculptures (which belonged to Rivera’s private collection), photographs, books and even the bed at night and during the day in which the artist spent a good part of the day. day.
Going through this space with a blue facade is going through history. It seems that in every corner there is something to see, a small detail that allows us to penetrate the tormented universe of the painter. Walking on its joys and its turbulence will help us understand our own lives. In honor of this, we have selected four fundamental pieces exhibited in this space that are essential to understanding Frida Kahlo.
Live life painting
We begin with one of the most recognized works by Frida Kahlo. The painting Viva la vida, signed a few days before her death. It is a colorful and optimistic work, two characteristics that she herself always valued, although her physical pain sometimes did not allow it. Beyond some watermelons, what we can see here is on the one hand a tribute to the roots of Mexico and on the other hand it is a strange way of saying goodbye to life since commonly, on the Day of the Dead, watermelons are usually linked with the skeletons.
Frida’s toy collection
Another detail that we cannot miss is the toy cabinet that is located in Frida’s room. It is a treasure in which you can contemplate the details of Frida’s childhood as well as her desire to have a child. A world in miniature, made by Mexican artisans, which was part of his poetry. Behind the glass there is a tea set, sewing machines, lamps, oil lamps, irons, pots, rag dolls, boxes, palm and clay figures, among many others.