Famous Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, who lived between 1907-1954, is an artist who is still considered a feminist icon today.
Frida is considered one of Mexico's greatest artists, who began doing mostly self-portraits after being badly injured in a bus accident. Frida later joined the Mexican Communist Party as a political activist and married her communist friend, the famous Mexican painter Diego Rivera, in 1929.
Frida Kahlo Painting Technique, Style
Frida , who moved to Morelos together after Rivera married , was inspired by the city of Cuernavaca , where they lived . She changed her artistic style and became more and more inspired by Mexican folk art. His deep interest in the Mexican people and their culture remained important aspects of his art throughout the rest of his life.
In 1938, Frida became friends with Andre Breton, one of the most important figures of the Surrealism movement. Frida said she never saw herself as a Surrealist "until André Breton came to Mexico and told me that I was". He also wrote, "I don't really know if my paintings are surrealist, but I know they are the most sincere expression of myself." “Since my subjects are always my feelings, moods, and deep reactions that life produces inside me, I have often embodied all of this in myself in figures that are the most sincere and real I can. I order them to express what I feel inside and outside.”
In 1939, Frida, invited by Andre Breton, went to Paris to exhibit her works and had the opportunity to meet artists such as Marc Chagall, Piet Mondrian and Pablo Picasso. He and Rivera divorced that year, and he did one of his most famous paintings, Two Fridas.
Frida, who lost her father and whose work continues to increase in popularity despite chronic health problems and personal difficulties, painted one of her most famous portraits, the Broken Column, in 1944. In this picture, she painted herself naked and cut herself in half. His spine was shattered like a pillar and he had fingernails all over his body, an indication of the chronic pain he was going through. Frida expressed her physical difficulties with her art in this painting. During this time she had several surgeries and had to wear special corsets to protect her back.
She came to the exhibition she opened in Mexico in 1953 from her sick bed by ambulance and welcomed the participants in the bed that the gallery had set up for her. A few months later, part of his right leg was amputated due to gangrene.
Frida Kahlo's fame grew after her death, and her Blue House was opened as a museum in 1958. Her interest in her work and life increased due to the feminist movement as she was seen as a symbol of female creativity in the 1970s. In 1983, Hayden Herrera published the book The Biography of Frida Kahlo, which brought more public attention to this great artist. In 2002, a movie called Frida was released, starring Alma Hayek as Frida Kahlo and Alfred Molina as Diego Rivera. This movie was nominated for six Academy Awards and won for Best Makeup and Original Score.
Frida Kahlo Important Works, Paintings
Frida Kahlo, who died at the age of 54, went back to; Frieda and Diego Rivera (1931), What Water Gave Me (1938), Two Fridas (1939), Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (1940), Without Hope (1945), Wounded Deer (1946), Long Live Life, Watermelons (1954) ) and many other works.
Frida Kahlo Paintings, Oil Paint Reproduction, Canvas Prints, Drawing Paper, High Resolution Image Sales
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