Frida & Diego Mexico City Tour-Day 4 AM

Day 4 . . . WOW! Our group spent the morning at Frida’s beloved Casa Azul in Colonia Coyoacán. Located at the corner of Calle Allende and Lourdes, Frida’s father had the home built in 1904 in the fashionable French bourgeois style in vogue at the time. When Frida and Diego took up residence in the early 1940’s they began the transformation you see today, expressing “Mexicanismo” by adding colonial architectural features and planting succulents and leafy plants from the various regions of Mexico. Frida came full circle, born in Casa Azul in 1907, she passed away there in 1954. Eight days prior to her death, ill and bedridden, she completed her final work which she inscribed with “Viva la Vida”. I’d like to believe, that despite the serious health issues she endured throughout her life and the turbulent & passionate relationship with Diego she kept her “joie de vivre” until the end, leaving for posterity the inscription that life is worth living . . . . .collage casa azul

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About FotoVentures Photo-Graphic Art

I have had a passion for photography since first using my Dad’s 35 mm camera as a teenager. The amazing digital innovations that have revolutionized the photographic arts in recent years have only served to heighten my passion for the art form. Modern digital photography, along with use of the basic principles of color, composition and design afford today’s photographers endless artistic expression. Each photograph is part of a process, the result of research, experimentation, persistence, accident and luck. More recently in a search, for new markets for my photography, I have started writing short articles wrapping them around my photography for publication. You can see more of my work at www.fotoventures.net.
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