SUNDAY CONFESSION: MY FRIDA KAHLO OBSESSION

Yeah, so the cats out the bag. I have a slight Frida Kahlo obsession. After watching the film Frida a few years back with actress, Salma Hayek portraying Frida, I developed this urge to know more about her life and her art. I am guilty of having photos of her plastered on my desk top, my twitter background and I like almost every picture blogged and reblogged on Tumblr.

What I’ve taken from the film and the research that I’ve done on Frida is that she was a no-nonsense, care free, realist. She was also a woman who suffered greatly, which showed up a lot in her paintings. From her physical pain to her emotional roller coaster of a marriage to fellow artist, Diego Rivera – Frida handled it all with such grace and that’s why I dig her.

Some of my favorite Frida Kahlo quotes:

  • I was born a bitch. I was born a painter.
  • There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst.
  • I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.
  • At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.

Images of Frida’s Self Portraits via FridaKahlo.com

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6 responses to “SUNDAY CONFESSION: MY FRIDA KAHLO OBSESSION

  1. Have you ever played with digital stamps? You know that is what I love. Rick St. Dennis has a “Frida” digital stamp in his Etsy store here:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/RickStdennis/search?search_query=Frida&order=date_desc&view_type=gallery&ref=shop_search
    You should go check it out. I love to do all different kinds of mediums but of course this is my favorite at the moment. 😉 Enjoy!

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