Frida Kahlo de Rivera was a Mexican painter, born in Coyoacán, and is perhaps best known for her self-portraits. Kahlo’s life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home known as the Blue House (Caza Azul, which is now a museum)
If you are interested in knowing more about this fascinating artist who seemed to be light-years ahead of her time and unique in so many ways you can visit here or to see more of her daring art, the website dedicated to her work here.
Frida is still considered Mexico’s most famous female artist. She serves as an inspiration to all artists who want to break through barriers of artistic creativity.
“Frida has been described as: “…one of history’s grand divas…a tequila-slamming, dirty joke-telling smoker, bi-sexual that hobbled about her bohemian barrio in lavish indigenous dress and threw festive dinner parties for the likes of Leon Trotsky, poet Pablo Neruda, Nelson Rockefeller, and her on-again, off-again husband, muralist Diego Rivera.” Today, more than half a century after her death, her paintings fetch more money than any other female artist. ” from her fan site.
I think she speaks so well about being an artist in her time (and today as well) when she answered why she did so many self-portraits with her simple quote.
I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best. ” Frida Kahlo
- Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Visit Leon Trotsky in Mexico, 1938 (openculture.com)
- Amy Kahlo or Frida Winehouse? Argentine Artist Carolina Gallo Paints Amy as Frido (hispanicallyspeakingnews.com)