Friday, March 4, 2016

Frida Kahlo

March 2016 - Mexico




I am a huge Frida Kahlo fan. Love her art and her story. Click here for a short biography.
Click here for an exhibit of Frida's work we attended in San Diego in 2014.
In 2015 I went to an exhibit featuring her at the Textile Museum in Toronto. It also includes a link to an exhibit also in Toronto at the ROM.
I found a mural in Toronto with Frida on it.
I am posting a recap of the various items we spotted on this year's trip.

Artist Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907, in CoyocoƔn, Mexico City, Mexico. Considered one of Mexico's greatest artists, Frida Kahlo began painting after she was severely injured in a bus accident. Kahlo later became politically active and married fellow communist artist Diego Rivera in 1929. She exhibited her paintings in Paris and Mexico before her death in 1954.
You will find renderings of Frida and her works on everything, everywhere in Mexico.
She is often depicted with her trademark "unibrow" and faint mustache.

Mazatlan

Painted on the wall of an art gallery "Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?"




Guadalajara



Mural on El Andador Coronilla




Tlaquepaque




San Miguel de Allende













Guanajuato

This town is the birthplace of Frida's husband Diego Rivera.

A nude painting of Frida done by Diego, it is in Diego's museum.


Frida and Diego in papier mache.




Puerto Vallarta









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12 comments:

  1. You certainly proved your point about her popularity with your photo collection.

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  2. I love the first pic and the message.

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  3. I was not familiar with Frida Kahlo. Thanks for the introduction to her work and her special popularity in her country.

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  4. What a fascinating post! I have read a little bit about Frida's fascinating life but had no idea she was such a heroine in Mexico. Looks like her likenesses are everywhere.

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  5. Thanks for sharing! I, too, love her art...enjoy! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  6. I am a big fan of Frida Kahlo and her art too.

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  7. Jackie, I wouldn't say I'm a huge Frida Kahlo fan, but I would still really enjoy seeing her work. So colorful.

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  8. Very cool. I know who Frida Kahlo is, but I don't know much about her beyond a children's book I once read to my daughter.

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  9. So many merchandize about her. I love the floral colorful top.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  10. I like the quotes you've chosen of hers. They definitely have me wanting to read her words. Be fun to wear those Frida Kahlo shoes while reading them.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

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  11. She is a marvellous artist and the love Mexicans have for her is perfectly justified. Many thanks for this wonderful tour of Mexico and the way that Frida is remembered there.
    It was great having you participate in the Travel Tuesday meme, hope to see more of your posts there soon!

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