Photo essay: Visiting Frida Kahlo Museum, Mexico City

by Jahanshah Javid
30-Mar-2011 La Casa Azul [The Blue House] was the place where Frida Kahlo, the most renowned Latin American artist in the world, came into this world, lived, and took her last breath. The building, which dates to 1904, was not a large-scale construction. Today it has an 800 m2 building surrounded by property measuring 1200 m2. Diego and Frida filled it with color, folk art, and pre-Hispanic pieces to show their admiration for the peoples and cultures of Mexico >>>

NOTE: The museum does not allow visitors taking photos of the interior of the house or the art work, otherwise I would have shared lots of images of rarely-seen paintings and household items. You must go sometime. It's a modest collection, but the atmosphere is magical.


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The blue house is amazing!

by Naz on

Thank you Mr. Javid for posting these photos, a few years ago I had a chance to visit Mexico City and of course the Frida's museum. Such a different and extraordinary artist. All those colors, her paintings, her love, hate and pain stories.  Well, this was a nice reminder of my memorable visit.


Cursed be anyone and everyone involved in the film

by ComraidsConcubine on


Since the day of screening, Frida has become a post-humous personal nightmare to me.  Me, who has nothing to do with any of it.

2002 till 2007 full-blown and then I had thought it had died down, but it started all over again last year. 

If I could hate and despise one dead person with a rationalized phobia it would be Frida-phobia 


and that embarrassing film

something along the lines of " why did you sleep with Trotsky?" and the deep and meaningful answer:

"Because we wanted to."




I am green with envy. She

by vildemose on

I am green with envy. She is a hero of mine.

Some of her famous quotes:    

“I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.”


I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling.”

     “There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst.”

Her watermelon paintaing is my favorite where she writes/engraves, "Viva La Vida" on a watermelon.


Red Wine


by Red Wine on

 Quien soy ? no lo se ? por que me duele ? no lo se ? por que grito y grito y no escucho a nadie,por que mi mundo se desmonora cada dia y nadie mas que yo lo ve.. por que .. ?! Quiero beber contigo,de los dolores y que lloremos juntos y que contamos de nuestros amores y de nuestros fracasos... quiero llorar contigo...

Who can feel the pain of Frida?who can see her world?her world,,, full of .. who ?

 When I look at her paintings, I see myself over there!she has said that every day is a death in her arms.and I also am dying every day without realizing that I find to death in my arms.

I have good memories of Frida and her drawings, a hero of mine forever. I admire her.

Thank you Mr Javid.



Esfand Aashena

Interesting place and nice pictures.

by Esfand Aashena on

Everything is sacred

Anahid Hojjati

Thanks Jahanshah for the photos

by Anahid Hojjati on

Nice to see photos of the museum. It seems besides blue, yellow is a much used color also.

hadi khojinian

اوه نقاش

hadi khojinian

مرسی که به جای من هم به موزه ی نقاش مورد علاقه ام رفتی جی جان


Thanks for sharing with us....

by Shemirani on

Great little Lady, this FREEda Kahlo !!!

I love her avant-gardiste style life and her colorful art !!!

Jeesh Daram

Alcoba Azul

by Jeesh Daram on

Dear Jahanshah,

I admire you for spending the time to absorb so much of the great Mexican culture and thanks for sharing the colorful images. This one is for you. One of the best songs and acts from the movie, Frida:



Azadeh Azad

You are lucky, JJ :-)

by Azadeh Azad on

I have read so much about Frida and her art (+ her life on screen) that I feel as if I have met her in person. Thank you for the nice photos.