18.3.12

Frida Kahlo 1939



Frida Kahlo, née Magdalena Frida Carmen Kahlo Calderón (1907-1954) est une artiste peintre mexicaine. Tout au long de sa vie, elle garde une santé fragile, souffrant de poliomyélite depuis l'âge de six ans puis victime d'un grave accident de bus. Elle devra subir de nombreuses interventions chirurgicales. Après son accident, elle se forme elle-même à la peinture. Son art est influencé par différents mouvement tels le réalisme et le symbolisme.

Frida Kahlo, born Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón (1907-1954) was a Mexican painter, who mostly painted self-portraits. Inspired by Mexican popular culture, she employed a naïve folk art style to explore questions of identity, postcolonialism, gender, class, and race in Mexican society. Her paintings often had strong autobiographical elements and mixed realism with fantasy. In addition to belonging to the post-revolutionary Mexicanidad movement, which sought to define a Mexican identity, Kahlo has been described as a Surrealist or magical realist. Her work has been celebrated internationally as emblematic of Mexican national and indigenous traditions, and by feminists for what is seen as its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.

4 comments:

  1. VERY CHARMING!!

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  2. I'm very late to your site, but it is now on my "favorites"
    These two pictures of Frida brought back instant memories.
    We were lucky to get to view many of her works, "up close and personal"
    and I cannot describe the thrill of seeing this woman's wonderful work.
    I shall never forget it.
    Thank you for reviving a wonderful memmory.
    Sierra Sue

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    1. Many thanks Sierra Sue! I'm so glad you like my blog :)

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