Thursday, December 17, 2015

A look at Frida Kahlo

An this article by Renee Phillips about Frida Kahlo and the healing power of art......

Frida Kahlo Created Art that Transcended Her Suffering

Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo, Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, 1940.
 Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin.
 © 2014 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico,
 D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
An artist who epitomizes an individual’s triumphant spirit to overcome challenges through creativity is Frida Kahlo. One of the most respected women artists her art has been praised for its originality and its surreal, dreamlike, and fantastical quality.......

At the age of six Kahlo was stricken with polio. At age 18 she was in a bus when it overturned. She suffered numerous injuries including a broken spinal column, a broken collarbone, and 11 fractures in her right leg........ learn more of her strength and how she "created art that transcended her suffering"

Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo, Frida Kahlo. The Two Fridas, 1939. Oil on canvas, 5’9″ x 5’9″. Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City.

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