PASSION, SINGULAR AND FEMININE.
Strength, tenacity, stubbornness. The ‘Portrait of Frida Kahlo’ captures all the preponderant strength of spirit with which a woman is naturally endowed to cope with the adversities of life. A woman who loves, a woman who creates, a woman who takes on difficulties to help others. A hard face to live with, to compensate for an inner sensitivity that too often can be confused with fragility. The photographer Nickolas Muray, a portraitist of show business celebrities who lived in the last century, has met women of fame, women always on the crest of a wave. But Frida Kahlo was much more than a photographic subject for him. She was the protagonist of a love story in a turbulent historical era. And she was a woman capable of gentleness and firmly entrenched in art as a bulwark against the not-so-rosy events that swept through her passionate existence. The influences that made her one of the first exponents of advertising photography with the use of colour technique can be seen in her portraits. Frida’s personality pierces the lens just as the sensory profile of the young Arneis Grappa can leave its mark in its dry impact on the palate. A rich, broad and decisive grappa. Like the facets of a woman.