Nov 22, 2012 12:00 EST
Frida Kahlo proudly wore long skirts embroidered with colorful flowers, showing off her Mexican indigenous heritage but also hiding a body contorted by childhood polio and a horrific bus crash.
Aug 05, 2012 18:35 EDT
Iconic Mexican singer Chavela Vargas, known for her mastery of the sad and sultry bolero, died Sunday. She was 93.
May 23, 2012 10:00 EDT
Chilean painter Roberto Matta's "La revolte des contraires" (The revolt of opposites) fetched $5 million at a New York auction devoted to Latin American art, setting a new record for the artist.
Nov 14, 2011 11:43 EST
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A towering Fernando Botero sculpture and a painting by Mexican master Rufino Tamayo lead Latin American art auctions this week, which could benefit from strong demand seen in earlier art sales in New York.
Nov 11, 2011 14:37 EST
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Five murals by Mexican artist Diego Rivera will go on display on Sunday in a new exhibit that reunites works that struck a chord across a broad social spectrum when they were unveiled during the Great Depression.
May 26, 2011 12:08 EDT
Colombian artist Fernando Botero's "A Family" has fetched $1.4 million at a New York auction of Latin American art, beating out a portrait by Frida Kahlo valued at up to $1.2 million that did not sell.
Apr 22, 2011 06:37 EDT
Kenyan artist Michael Soi followed the recent arrival of the post-poll violence suspects at the International Court in The Hague with interest -- he had painted that very scene three years ago.
Mar 02, 2011 00:22 EST
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The world's richest man Carlos Slim inaugurated a massive museum in Mexico City on Tuesday to house his eclectic collection of art ranging from pre-Hispanic pieces to sculptures by French masters.
Mar 01, 2011 10:17 EST
Mexican tycoon and art lover Carlos Slim is Tuesday set to host a glitzy opening for a museum to house more than 60,000 artworks in Mexico City.
Jan 31, 2011 20:46 EST
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim said on Monday he plans to boost his investment in Mexico this year by about 20 percent to $3.6 billion, with telecoms, mining and infrastructure taking center stage.
Dec 03, 2010 17:53 EST
Rescued and restored, basement mural by Siqueiros now has place of honor in Argentina. Submerged in obscurity and perilous conditions for most of its nearly 70-year history, a mural by painter David Alfaro Siqueiros, now carefully restored, was inaugurated Friday by the presidents of Mexico and Argentina in a place of honor just steps from the presidential palace.
Nov 26, 2010 06:02 EST
MEXICO CITY (Reuters Life!) - Got 48 hours to explore Mexico City? Reuters correspondents with local knowledge help visitors get the most from a short visit in the Mexican capital.
Aug 30, 2010 21:28 EDT
Mexico puts artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera on its new 500-peso bills. Mexico's new 500-peso bills will bear the images of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, two of the country's best-known painters.
Jul 21, 2010 04:27 EDT
LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Barbara Kingsolver, winner of the Orange Prize for fiction, is back in the U.K. one month after scooping up the prestigious prize awarded to the best novel of the year written in English by a woman.
May 28, 2010 11:48 EDT
NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - A painting blending surrealism and Cuban-like voodoo led Sotheby's Latin American art sale, setting a world auction record for the artist, Cuban Wifredo Lam.
May 27, 2010 13:54 EDT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Frida Kahlo portrait of a pre-Hispanic warrior was the top selling work in a sale of Latin American art, which also set five auction records, including one for Mexican artist Jose Clemente Orozco.
May 27, 2010 12:27 EDT
NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - A Frida Kahlo portrait of a pre-Hispanic warrior was the top selling work in a sale of Latin American art, which also set five auction records, including one for Mexican artist Jose Clemente Orozco.
May 25, 2010 11:24 EDT
NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - A work blending surrealism and the Cuban variant of voodoo tops this week's Latin American art auctions, which also feature long-unseen paintings by Mexican artist Diego Rivera and wife Frida Kahlo.
Apr 29, 2010 09:54 EDT
Frida Kahlo retrospective in Berlin uses photos, writings to reflect Mexican artist's life. A new retrospective of Frida Kahlo's work uses photographs of the Mexican artist combined with examples of her writings and sketches to portray a complete picture of the painter as a person.
Apr 23, 2010 13:49 EDT
Tracing the steps of Kerouac, Burroughs and other Beat writers in Mexico City. Mexico City was a magnet in the 1950s for some of America's greatest Beat Generation writers ? Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg and others.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in 1932, Photo by: Carl Van Vechten|
|Birth name||Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez|
|Born||December 8, 1886|
Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
|Died||November 24, 1957 (aged 70)|
Mexico City, Mexico
|Training||San Carlos Academy|
|Movement||Mexican Mural Movement, Social Realism|
|Influenced by||Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Paul Cezanne|