• Posted:Friday, April 30, 2010
  • Comments: 0

Posted in: Travel
Check out Frida Khalo paintings in Berlin
As someone who has a vague interest in art I thought I might take a peek at what some of the German galleries have to offer all those who are leaving their hostels in Berlin for the day and looking for some entertainment.

Luckily for them, I stumbled across paintings by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo at the city's Martin-Gropius-Bau, which I would thoroughly recommend to anybody who's keen on culture, or come to think of it, even if they aren't – the sketches and drawings really are that good! What's more, there are loads to have a butcher's at - a total of 150, so the chances of succumbing to any kind of boredom while doing the rounds of the gallery are slim to none indeed.

Curator Helga Prignitz-Posa is the one who deserves all the hearty praise in the world for this event, as it was her real appreciation for all things brilliantly cultured that led to the exhibition in the first place. She took three years out of her life to put the collection together. Talk about girl power - what a woman!

Perhaps she takes a committed example from Kahlo herself, who survived polio aged only 15 and worked predominantly in oils, concentrating on self-portraits. As she once said she painted herself so often, "because I am the person I know best".

Ms Prignitz-Posa explained part of her artistic process: "It is like a game of cat and mouse. Whenever you finally get hold of a picture, it has already disappeared again."

So, enjoy your time checking out her work and be sure to head back here and tell me all about it.

Find cheap hostels in BerlinADNFCR-2435-ID-19752588-ADNFCR
City Guides and Information

Video guides, travel podcasts, city maps & free city guides. What to eat, where to stay and things to do and see - our travel guides have it all.

Find a guide »
Latest Blog Post

A badly packed suitcase (or backpack) can leave you with a headache regardless of the trip length. With a few key tips and a concise packing list, you can be sure to leave the hassle of packing behind. Don't put a damper on your travel just because you didn't pack well!

Read more »
Great Value and Choice

We offer the most comprehensive selection of hostels on the internet with over 35,000 great places to stay in 180 countries. The ultimate online resource for hostels everywhere.

Find great value hostels »