Sunday, 10 April 2011

Frida Kahlo 

I have this image of Frida Kahlo on my wall i just think that it is so beautiful and powerful, and the colours are just amazing. 

One of my most Favourite Artist, Frida Kahlo is with out doubt an inspiring and extraordinary woman and artist.  Her work is a representations of Experiences, feelings, frustrations and her making sense of the world. Her life throw so much at her most of which was challenging for her, but she always found strength in what she was faced with, and in tern created some of the most influential works of art.

"I don't paint dreams or nightmares.
I paint my own reality"

Frida Kahlo

"Born July 6, 1907 in the town of Coyoacán in Mexico, Frida Kahlo survived many difficult events in her life, including contracting polio as a child, a long recovery from a serious car accident, two failed marriages, and several miscarriages.

She used these experiences, combined with strong Mexican and Native American cultural influences, to create highly personal paintings. Kahlo used personal symbolism mixed with Surrealism to express her suffering through her work. A viewer might classify her paintings as Surrealism or Magic Realism, but she considered her art to be realistic"
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I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling.
Frida Kahlo


naa said...

oh I love this photo of her as well... and her work as well of course. I loved reading her diary and I was really happy to see her exhibition in Vienna last year... truly an amazing artist, woman,... she's such an inspiration!

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Shabby Tiger said...

She was one very uncompromising lady!