We've done a lot of tutorials, reviews, and other Frida-related things, but I wanted to take today to reflect on Frida Kahlo's actual artwork. I love Frida and I absolutely loved getting swept up in the "Fridamania" surrounding her persona, but I've noticed that sometimes people who love Frida don't actually seem to be super familiar with her artwork. The first time I saw a piece of her artwork in person, I was so in awe and definitely cried in public. The thing that really stuck with me was how few people around me stopped to look at the painting. Frida's face is stuck on everything these days and sometimes it feels like the impact of artwork gets lost. So today, it's all about the paintings!
Google Arts & Culture
Last week Google announced their Arts & Culture site dedicated to Friday Kahlo and... Y'ALL! It is amazing! You could spend HOURS getting lost in this website. They have her artwork, interviews, videos, and so much more! You check out a preview of what the site is all about below or CLICK HERE to go straight to it!
I've brought up a few books about Frida before which you can check out HERE and HERE, however, there is a very famous biography written by Hayden Herrera which you can purchase HERE. This is probably the most notable book on Frida as it was the basis for the popular movie starring Selma Hayek. The reason I love this book is that Herrera also released a companion book specifically diving deeper into the artwork itself. Biographies about Frida Kahlo are tricky because they often feel so loaded with the author's personal opinions on Frida, but this companion book is really excellent.
See Her Artwork
To find out where to see her artwork in person for herself, HERE is a list of where all her artwork is currently hanging
What are your favorite ways to interact with the artwork of Frida Kahlo?
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