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 Coyocoán, 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.
MazatlanPainted on the wall of an art gallery "Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?"
Mural on El Andador Coronilla
San Miguel de Allende
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.
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You certainly proved your point about her popularity with your photo collection.ReplyDelete
She has become quite an icon.ReplyDelete
I love the first pic and the message.ReplyDelete
I was not familiar with Frida Kahlo. Thanks for the introduction to her work and her special popularity in her country.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing! I, too, love her art...enjoy! Thanks for visiting my blog.ReplyDelete
I am a big fan of Frida Kahlo and her art too.ReplyDelete
Jackie, I wouldn't say I'm a huge Frida Kahlo fan, but I would still really enjoy seeing her work. So colorful.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
So many merchandize about her. I love the floral colorful top.ReplyDelete
Worth a Thousand Words
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.ReplyDelete
The View from the Top of the Ladder
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.ReplyDelete
It was great having you participate in the Travel Tuesday meme, hope to see more of your posts there soon!