Tuesday, June 18, 2013

"La Casa Azul" Museo de Frida Kahlo: Diego Rivera's Bedroom

Last week I shared some of the photos I took of the kitchen and dining room in La Casa Azul (click here to see). Today I present to you some of the photos from Diego Rivera's personal bedroom in La Casa Azul. Yes, although Frida and Diego were married while living in La Casa Azul, they did sleep separately.

The first thing that I noticed when I walked into Diego Rivera's room was the pair of signature denim overalls hanging on the wall. I was able to close my eyes and envision  him wearing them while painting one of his many famous murals. His signature overalls and hats also reminded me of the Portrait of Ignacio Sanchez, which is an oil on canvas  he completed in 1927. I felt his presence.

I carefully examined the small bedroom and spotted a miniature of Diego Rivera's death mask on top of the cabinet (pictured in photo #2, far right). I also noticed that there were couple of Pre-Hispanic pieces on that same cabinet, which is nothing compared to the HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of pieces he collected

Do you have a favorite painting/mural by Diego Rivera?

28 comments :

  1. Wow! What an amazing trip! Great pictures - I love how personalized the space is.

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  2. Wow! Gracias por compartir estas fotos.

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  3. Lovely roon <3 Im lusting over it actually :-D #GIGBlogger

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  4. Sorry, I must be terribly uncultured. I've never even heard of Diego Rivera!

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  6. Very interesting and filled with history!

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  7. Thank you for sharing these great photos!

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  8. Que interesante la vida de estas personas y tener la oportunidad de conocer los sitios donde vivieron una buna parte de su vida, gracias por el tema me gustó mucho

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  9. Thanks for sharing the photos! The room is quite interesting and cozy..!

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  10. Wow... me encanta su cama y sus muebles eran tradicionales y a la ves rústicos! Que interesante remontarse a esa época! Muchas Gracias por compartirlo!

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  11. Muy interesante. Gracias por compartir la fotos.

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  12. Muy interesante el recorrido.. Seguire al pendiente..

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  13. My grandparents slept in the same bedroom but in separate beds once they got into their 70s. They were very happy couple. Diego Rivera´s and Frida's life is so interesting. So much so that we will be telling stories of them forever. Glad you got to live a moment of their life.

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  14. Love the whole setting of the room, those chairs remind me of what my grandparents had long time ago hehe. Good ol days.

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  15. Love it, feels like peeking into his life. A bedroom is such a personal and private thing. Would love to visit sometime.

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  16. As weird as it sounds have I never heard of Diego Rivera before.

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  17. Diego Rivera... i never heard about it but sure i got starstruck with the venue. Nice!

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  18. I actually never heard of him. Sounds really interesting though. :)

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  19. Those chairs in the room are amazing! My favorite Diego Rivera is "Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park", so much detail and symbolism. Thanks for a peak into his life.

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  20. I s wish I could go here. Beautiful.

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  21. I am a huge fan of Frida and Diego. I can only imagine your feeling when you got the chance to visit his home. It'll be a dream come true for me if I ever get to visit their native places. xx :)

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  22. I have never been in La Casa Azul, however I have been in Diego Rivera´s house in Guanajuato, it is an experience!!

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Thanks for leaving the positive vibes! Many besos,bendiciones and buenas vibras. I will be sure to send them back!xo