Down memory lane with Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

The love story of Mexican painters Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo has played out in books, opera and a Hollywood movie.

Mexico City is also a memory lane of their stormy romance, with murals and museums marking their early encounters, shared Communist ideals and intended burial in an archeological treasure house.

The epic begins in 1922 in central Mexico City when Kahlo, a teenager, spent hours observing Rivera, 21 years her senior, paint his first mural "The Creation" in her high school auditorium, today the amphitheater of the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso.

Kahlo's presence aroused the jealously of . . .

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