Over time, The Simpson They have infiltrated elements of popular culture and have become a space to receive ‘special guests’ that cover all areas: musical artists, actresses and actors, politicians, top models, designers (remember that recently Chanel revived a suit that Marge Simpson wore) … the list is endless and now the couple of mexican painters most famous around the globe: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
It happened during the most recent season of The Simpson (yes, number 32), the same one that premiered on September 27. The last episode aired in the United States during the first weeks of October, was titled Now Museum, Now You Don’t and does an extensive review through the history of art, of course, very much in the style of the characters created by Matt Groening.
In this chapter, Lisa Simpson she must stay in bed because she is ill. During his rest, he begins to leaf through an art book that he received as a gift from Homer and begins to imagine the inhabitants of Springfield as if they were some of the most popular artists in history: From Michelangelo to Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, among others.
This journey through time leads Lisa to reimagine her parents in the shoes of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. The episode pays tribute to both painters recounting the stage of his life in which they traveled to New York for the Mexican muralist to mount his work ‘The controlling man of the universe’ at Rockefeller Center.
The chapter too portrays Frida Kahlo with some of his works better known as ‘Self-portrait with monkeys’ and ‘Me and my parrots’. When Homero (or rather Diego) approaches to ask her what she is doing, Marge (in the skin of the Mexican painter) responds: ‘I’m painting my feelings’.
Although we will have to wait to see this chapter translated into Spanish, some of its fragments are already available on YouTube, where you can take a look at what it looks liken Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in the Springfield universe.