Remembering the most iconic female artist who still continues to inspire on her 111th birthday. Frida changed the way we relate to art. With her contagious and assiduous spirit, Frida is a perfect example of courage and inspiration.
The fact that she created 55 self-portraits (out of 143 total artworks) in her lifetime reasserts her emphasis on self-discovery, a healing process which help her out of her pain.
Frida painted about her pain, as a way to cope and learn from the anguishes she was dealing with. Paintings like The Broken Columnand The Wounded Deer express the her struggle with chronic pain and her broken spine.
Although much of Frida’s work is self-portraiture, a lot of it also revolves around her illnesses and struggles. With her contagious and assiduous spirit, Frida is a perfect example of courage and inspiration.
Many of Kahlo’s iconic self-portraits include imagery of foliage and flowers from her garden. In addition to her traditional Mexican clothing and jewellery made from shells, stones or bones.
Her love of flowers and her house’s Mexican garden, or the fascinating role of flowers, fruits and their symbolic meanings in many of her most admired paintings. According to her “i paint flowers so that they will not die.”
Frida is undeniably an icon for many people around the world. Frida has left her mark on our hearts and society for her unapologetic nature and extraordinarily personal paintings and it’s not hard to see why. It’s clear that her life and work will continue to be relevant for years to come.
Happy Birthday Frida! We know you will not return as you still in our hearts…