#WOTW: Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo is a widely celebrated Mexican artist for a variety of reasons. She is best known for her self-portraits, however her work had deeper meanings and hidden messages. She incorporated Mexican and indigenous culture in her work, but also revolutionized how women were depicted in art. Her work demonstrated her physical and emotional pain, and was filled with intense feelings of pain, heartbreak and passion. Due to a bus accident which left Kahlo severely injured, Kahlo could not bear children, you can observe her feelings of sadness in the painting titled “ Henry Ford Hospital 1932”. Kahlo was a iconic symbol for the feminist movement, not only because of her Mexican heritage but also because of the way she depicted women, their bodies and experience, in art.

“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”

-Frida Kahlo






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