Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo is one of the most well-known portrait artists in the world.

Kahlo was born in Mexico and painted a huge array of portraits, self portraits and artworks inspired by nature. In her portrait paintings, Kahlo loved to reference her Mexican heritage, often including objects related to popular culture at the time. She merged her love of nature and portraits to make captivating and strange, yet beautiful, paintings.

She was known to mix a realistic painting style with surreal imagery to make statements related to gender, identity, class and race.

Kahlo was far more than a portrait artist, she had a very unusual (and painful!) life. Read more about Frida Kahlo here.

A Few Small Nips, 1935, Frida Kahlo
A Few Small Nips, 1935
Diego and I, 1949, Frida Kahlo
Diego and I, 1949
Me and My Parrots, 1941, Frida Kahlo
Me and My Parrots, 1941
Memory of the Heart, 1937, Frida Kahlo
Memory of the Heart, 1937
Roots, 1943, Frida Kahlo
Roots, 1943

Are you a fan of Frida Kahlo’s work? Which is your favourite piece of work? Why? Let me know in the comments!


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