Happy Birthday Frida!

Frida Kahlo was born July 6, Today i want to remember one of the most prolific painters of her time. Born in 1907, just a few years before the Mexican Revolution, she survived both polio and a Horrible bus crash in her youth.

“In 1953, when Frida Kahlo had her first solo exhibition in Mexico (the only one held in her native country during her lifetime), a local critic wrote: ‘It is impossible to separate the life and work of this extraordinary person. Her paintings are her biography.’ This observation serves to explain both why her work is so different from that of her contemporaries, the Mexican Muralists, and why she has since become a feminist icon.

Here are just a few of her paintings…

This one is one of my favorites and it hangs in my living room wall

“I realized that the most wonderful part of my life had been my love for Frida”

-Diego Rivera-

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: