Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
The passionate relationship between these creative mavens was colored with drama and infidelity. Yet in spite of—or maybe as a result of—their intense affair, Kahlo and Rivera produced many famous paintings in their Mexico City home, itself a work of art.
The 1931 Bauhaus-style structure was considered an early example of functionalist architecture. The building was actually two houses created by architect Juan O'Gorman—one red for Rivera, and one blue for Kahlo—connected by a bridge between the two roofs. Both houses also contained the artists' studios. Today the home is a museum dedicated to the couple's lives and artwork.