Frida & Diego Mexico City Tour-Day 5 AM

We kicked-off the morning of our 5th and final day of the tour at the Diego and Frida Studios located in Colonial San Angel. In the early 1930’s, shortly after their marriage, Diego received several very lucrative commissions painting murals in Detroit, New York and San Francisco. It was during this period that he commissioned Juan O’Gorman, his friend, fellow artist and architect to design a residence for him and Frida to be built on a property he had purchased in Colonia San Angel. Its minimalist-functional design was in stark contrast to the neighborhood’s Spanish Colonial tradition. I cannot help but wonder if Diego and Frida reveled in the commotion and attention it created. Diego’s San Angel studio is immense, with beautiful floor to ceiling north facing windows. Diego died in the studio’s small adjacent bedroom in 1957 from cancer, three years after Frida passed away in Casa Azul.

collage estudios san angel

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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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