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Frida Kahlo: a female icon

  • Wednesday 17 October 2018
  • Brockway Room, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
  • Lecturer: Dr Jacqueline Cockburn

To accompany the exhibition at the V&A, Frida Kahlo: making herself up, this study day will consider her troubled and fascinating life in Mexico, her relationship with Surrealism, her intimate diaries and her contemporary, artist Remedios Vara. It will end with her wardrobe, jewellery and artefacts, and a discussion about the way she did indeed ‘make herself up’.


Dr Jacqueline Cockburn is an expert on Spanish Art and gained her BA and PhD at Birkbeck and lectured on Western Art there for many years. She is now a freelance lecturer, working for a wide range of institutions including the V&A, the Royal Academy and Christies as well as running her own residential courses in Andalucía.

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