LONDON — As the centerpiece of this year’s Greenwich + Docklands International Festival (GDF) in London, artistic director Bradley Hemmings has created an outdoor theater production called "The Four Fridas," inspired by the life and work of legendary Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.
When I visited Mexico City for the first time, the place I wanted to see more than any other was Frida Kahlo's house in Coyoacán — the Casa Azul. Since that trip, Casa Azul (Museo Frida Kahlo) has been spruced up, and hidden wondersShow More Summary
(Picture courtesy of Wally Gometz at flickr.com.) (Picture courtesy of pegatina1 at flickr.com in Palacio Nacional.) (Picture courtesy of Shannon at flickr.com.) The previous Art Saturday subject was the artist Frida Kahlo, who was married to the subject of today’s post, Diego Rivera. Both were credited with many styles, often as impressionist, and shared the fervor of the...
The Park Shelton, famously home to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in Detroit, has several units up for grabs. The 3-tower structure was designed by the architectural firm of Weston and Ellington and originally opened as the residential Wardell...
Ruth Calvo’s blog Saturday Art featured Frida Kahlo, an artist from Mexico in the early 20th Century, wife of Diego Rivera, who befriended Edward Weston, influencing Weston’s work. I commented on the connection, and decided to make Weston the center piece for this Sunday’s Camera Work. Now, one would expect to find images representing the...
Frida Kahlo-Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (Picture courtesy of Yuan Tian at flickr.com.) (Picture courtesy of Maria de Oro at flickr.com.) Born to a photographer who moved to Mexico and adopted it as his home, Kahlo gave her birthdate as that of the Revolution there, in 1910. She has attained some of the resonance of...
Left: Frida Kahlo's "The Frame," 1938. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Right: A wall is decorated with pre-Colombian sculptures and words that read in Spanish, "Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera lived in this house 1929-1954" at the Frida Kahlo museum in Mexico City. Show More Summary
To the extent that she has been celebrated and discussed, it may seem there is little room for fresh insights into the life and work of Frida Kahlo. But more than 60 years after her death, a recent cultural moment surrounding the surrealist...Show More Summary
F rida Kahlo is the famed Mexican surrealist who, between her birth in 1907 and death in 1954, graced the world with a mine of impassioned autobiographical artworks, coupling the deepest of truths with the wildest of fantasies. Not to...Show More Summary
From Frida Kahlo's brows to Miley Cyrus' armpits -- women past and present have proven that body hair can be bold and beautiful. Bustle writer Erin McKelle Fischer is highlighting more of these bold and beautiful body hair-positive women by declaring June 8 to be #BodyHairDay. Show More Summary
Surrealist painter Frida Kahlo has been called one of Mexico's greatest artists because of her brutal and revealing self-portraits. Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird is her most popular, and also one that contains many tokens of her life and work. 1. Show More Summary
"I used to think I was the strangest person in the world," Mexican painter Frida Kahlo once said, "but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. Show More Summary
AFC kicks off our coverage of the Bronx with a visit to the New York Botanical Gardens. Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life is an exhibition that pairs Kahlo's paintings with a garden inspired by her own.
Adriana Zavala, guest curator, qualified Kahlo’s home as an “extension of her personal cosmology,” saying, “There are still things to learn about Kahlo.”
H er passion, her devotion. Her vulnerability, her drive. Her vision, her fire. Her flower crowns, her eyebrows. There are infinite reasons to love Mexican surrealist painter and ultimate source of life inspiration Frida Kahlo. In honor...Show More Summary
The New York Botanical Garden has made a colorful, vivid recreation of the legendary artist’s Mexico City garden. It perfectly echoes her passionate, vibrant life.
Throckmorton Fine Art opened a major show of photographic art, ?Mirror Mirror?.Frida Kahlo Photographs? featuring more than thirty rare and vintage photographs of the Mexican artist by twenty of the most legendary photographers of the 20th century, from May 21 to September 12, 2015. Show More Summary
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The New York Botanical Garden is currently hosting "Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life," a lush celebration of the artist and cultural icon that focuses on her relationship to the vegetal world. And because this has to happen with all deft and grand curatorial efforts at our elite institutions these days,... More »
“We, like many people, knew Frida Kahlo as one of the most important artists of the 20th century — and, dare I say it, as a cultural icon,” Todd Forrest, vice president for horticulture and living collections at the New York Botanical Garden, quipped at the press opening May 16... More »