You see her everywhere in bloggy-ville. Who is she? Gone from this world for more than 50 years,Frida Kahlo still inspires with her amazingly personal art ,her controversial ideas, and ofcourse... her one-of-a-kind style.
I think it was in HighSchool,no doubt while carrying around a copy of this book,
...that I first stumbled on a picture of this painting. It is called "The Wounded Deer". In my self-posessed,"its all about me "teen-age state I wondered ,how did she know thats what it feels like... sometimes?Ofcourse ,at the time ,I had no idea of the depths of her personal tale ,or that I would come to know her story and art so well.
I give you ..."La Biografia". What I like about this short clip,is it outlines so many of the defining moments in her life.
Her gorgeous and raw journal,is absolute required reading for the creative soul.
I love that a visual artist can poor their heart out into one of these journals,and give us a peek into their psyches. This light hearted page by Keren Richter delivers.
Our own Gillian from Gilfings Design's has a beautifully revealing dark side, that when fused with her inner-child it creates the most haunting of images for our viewing pleasure,this is a page from her own art journal.
It seems everyone wants to evoke the iconic image of Frida. These images are from my current designer obsession, Sue Wong's Spring collection. It seems she's an admirer too.
As is Gwennie.
...but look at her...
Can you blame me for Frida-fy-ing an old headshot!
...and years later can you imagine how it felt to portray the complex passion of this woman in "La Casa Azul" a musical based on her life,by Gregory Glade Hancock ?I am performing "The Two Fridas" in this shot for The Gregory Hancock Dance Theater."I live in two seperate worlds. Divided in half,I never will be quite complete.Why do I need feet? When I have wings to fly."