Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Frida Kahlo

Let's talk about Frida Kahlo.
Who is she: One of the most influental female painters of the 20th century.
Where is she from: Born July 6th 1907 in Coyoacan near Mexico City.
Her Work: Frida stopped studying medicine and began a full-time painting career.

Frida Kahlo's home, which is also known as La Casa Azul is now a Museum that is open to the public.

In the Museum you can walk through her home and check out the interior design and artworks however there is no photography allowed inside. Outside is a wonderful garden and courtyard as well as a cafe.

In the meantime check out the move "Frida" starring Salma Hayek. This film will help you to better understand the reasoning and inspiration behind Frida's risque, erotic and pain filled self portraits.

FRIDA 2002

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