July 07, 2017

Frida Kahlo during the last years of her life


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.