Frida Art Print
About Frida Kahlo
Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo Calderón was a Mexican artist known for her unforgettable self-portraits and works inspired by the nature and visual symbols of Mexico. Inspired by Mexico's pop culture then she adopted a folk art style to explore questions of identity, gender, class, and race in Mexican society. Her paintings often had strong autobiographical elements and mixed realism with fantasy. No wonder Kahlo has been described as a surrealist or magical realist.
Estimates vary on how many paintings Kahlo made during her life, with figures ranging from fewer than 150 to around 200. Her earliest paintings, which she made in the mid-1920s, show influence from Renaissance masters and European avant-garde artists such as Amedeo Modigliani. Towards the end of the decade, Kahlo derived more inspiration from Mexican folk art, drawn to its elements of "fantasy”.
Like many other contemporary Mexican artists, Frida was influenced by Mexicanidad, a romantic nationalism that had developed in the aftermath of the revolution. The Mexicanidad movement claimed to resist the "mindset of cultural inferiority" created by colonialism and placed special importance on indigenous cultures. Before the revolution, Mexican folk culture – a mixture of indigenous and European elements – was disparaged by the elite, who claimed to have purely European ancestry and regarded Europe as the definition of civilization which Mexico should imitate.
About this Art Print
The Bright and intense colors for this art print will not fade when exposed to sunlight regularly. Art prints can be hung with double-sided tape, tacks, or framed.
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