Certain artists, expositions, attract more public than others. The “Frida Kahlo / Diego Riviera”-one that opened October 9 at the “Orangerie” in the Tuileries Gardens is definitely one of those. I had bought a “coupe-file” (fast pass) ticket in advance … and had to wait “only” about one hour.
I guess there is no need to write anything about Frida and Diego here; their story and their art are sufficiently known, maybe partly thanks to the movie, “Frida” from 2002 with Salma Hayek.
I can only say that it’s worth waiting to get in. There is a very large collection of paintings, including some of the most famous ones.
Of course, it was not allowed to take photos inside. On the net I found some of the paintings that were exposed, more easily for Frida…
… then for Diego. There were a number of Diego’s paintings to be seen, but I didn’t manage to find many on the net. There were also a few real-size reproductions of his mural works.
Once you are inside the “Orangerie”, you have of course also the opportunity to see a large collection of paintings by Rousseau, Renoir, Cézanne, Utrillo, Soutine, Picasso… and a large exposure of water lilies by Monet.
Lacking photos from the inside, here are a few taken from the outside (including some Rodin sculptures). ..
… and a few from the Tuilieries Gardens in a beginning of autumn colours.
Leaving the Tuileries, I saw a possibility (but was not tempted) to rent a Ferrari or a Lamborghini – 89€ for a 20 minutes’ drive.