Happy Birthday, Frida

Emblematic Mexican painter and feminist icon Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907. As a child, I remember having a visceral reaction to her art. This beautiful woman had known pain and joy and love and more pain still–things I wouldn’t gain a greater experience of until I grew older–and yet somehow I understood.

Her art lives on and continues to reflect that strength and vulnerability with unique form, vibrant color and strange but beautiful imagery.

Frida once said of her art, “They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.”

 

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