100 cm x 100 cm / 40 inches x 40 inches, mixed media on stretched canvas, 2018.
“Frida” mixed media on 100cm x 100cm canvas. Frida Kahlo has always been one of my favorite artists. I am inspired by her life path, her self-portraits, her pain, passion, and most of all (especially when I was a youngster) by her use of bold and vibrant colors. She is celebrated in Mexico for her attention to Mexican and indigenous culture and by feminists for her depiction of the female experience and form.
Dearest Frida suffered from polio as a child, and nearly died in a bus accident as a teenager. She suffered from multiple fractures: collarbone, ribs and spine. She also shattered her pelvis, broke her foot and dislocated her shoulder. She heavily focus on painting while recovering in a body cast. Painting was her therapeutic outlet, while over coming the recovery of the 30 operations that she has undergone in her lifetime.
Frida’s relationship with Mexican artist Diego Rivera was tumultuous. Her life was full of passion and suffering, her she never gave up. Painting was the only thing that kept her sane. What a legacy Frida Khalo has left!