Saturday, 7 January 2012


Pause for a moment. Take in the beauty that is Frida Kahlo. 

I scanned these from the book Kahlo by Gerry Souter (Grange Books), so I apologise for the poor quality. I'm fascinated by the complexities of her mind, and how she translated her struggles into bright, naive, symbolic, folk-inspired oil paintings. She had to deal with polio from the age of 12, a tumultuous marriage with artist Diego Riviera, several miscarriages, and a terrible bus accident that resulted in life-long injuries. But this lady was strong. Somewhat misunderstood. Man, I love her so much. (My friends will know this, as several years ago I threw a Frida Kahlo-themed party for my 19th birthday. We watched the movie Frida, ate Mexican food, and thrashed a pinyata!)

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