Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter born on 6 July 1907 in Coyoacan, Mexico. She built a legacy that helped to encourage women to display their artistic sides. Kahlo was one of the first female pupils admitted to the National Preparatory School, where the ongoing work of Diego Rivera – a mural – inspired her to develop an interest in art. A near-fatal accident that left her bedridden compelled Kahlo to start painting portraits.
Amidst a handful of unstable relationships, Frida continued to create her small-scale paintings, even exhibiting at the Art of This Century Gallery in New York. A year before her death in Coyoaca, Frida held the only solo exhibition of her career in 1953 at the Lola Alvarez Bravo Gallery. She is currently a role model for every ambitious female artist looking to defy the odds.
What was Frida Kahlo Known For?
Frida Kahlo was known for painting surrealist scenes that often revolved around human bodies and genre motifs. Before her accident, Frida was an excellent student of medicine and botany. Her paintings serve as a bridge between both of her passions – art and science. She often painted portraits of herself and her loved ones and depicted several emotional states in her work.
Who was Frida Kahlo Influenced By?
Frida Kahlo was influenced by Diego Rivera and her father, Wilhelm Kahlo. Kahlo’s desire to pursue art ignited when she saw Rivera painting a mural at her school. Kahlo and Rivera eventually married in 1929. Frida’s photographic portraits show the influence of her father, a photographer.
What Art Movement was Frida Kahlo Associated With
Frida Kahlo was associated with the Surrealism art movement. Kahlo painted fanciful scenes depicting emotional pain in humans and herself. Kahlo communicates to the innermost part of her work’s admirers by applying the techniques of Surrealism.
Frida Kahlo Artwork
Below are some of the artworks of Frida Kahlo
A Few Small Nips
Henry Ford Hospital
Me and My Doll
Me and My Parrots
My Dress Hangs There
Sun and Life
The Dream (the bed)
The Suicide of Dorothy Hale
The Two Fridas
The Broken Column
The Wounded Deer
Frieda and Diego Rivera
All Frida Kahlo Artwork on Artchive
|Self-Portrait||1940||Oil On Masonite|
|Self Portrait||1940||Oil On Canvas|
|A Few Small Nips||1935||Oil on Metal|
|Henry Ford Hospital||1932||Oil on Metal|
|Portrait of Dona Rosita Morillo||1944||Oil on Masonite|
|Roots (Raices)||1943||Oil on Canvas|
|Self-Portrait (Dedicated to Leon Trotsky)||1937||Oil on Masonite|
|Self-Portrait as a Tehuana (Diego on My Mind)||1943||Oil on Masonite|
|Self-Portrait with Loose Hair||1947||Oil on Masonite|
|Self-Portrait with Monkey||1938||Oil on Masonite|
|Self-Portrait||1926||Oil on Canvas|
|The Little Deer||1946||Oil on Masonite|
|The Love Embrace of the Universe, the Earth (Mexico), Me, and Senor Xolotl||1949||Oil on Canvas|
|Tree of Hope||1946||Oil on Masonite|
|Fruits of the Earth||1938||Oil on Masonite|
|Portrait of Diego Rivera||1937||Oil on Wood|
|Self-Portrait with the Portrait of Doctor Farill||1951||Oil on Masonite|
|The Two Fridas||1939||Oil on Canvas|
|What the Water Gave Me||1938||Oil on Canvas|