Frida Kahlo’s birthday is near (July 6, 1907), and you know we had to celebrate with a collection of articles that both honor her, and inform readers of her life and influence. She may have not been acknowledged enough during her life, but today, she is now a worldwide icon of art, feminism, and fearlessly being yourself. This week’s #TBT is all about seven ways in which Frida has cultivated our culture. Que viva Frida!
Her Influence on Art still impacts us today.
Frida Kahlo’s art was unapologetic in its depiction of women’s issues—their pain, love, gender roles, and other things that they were expected to generally keep to themselves. Her Surrealist work was colorful and often was in the form of portraits and self-portraits. Mexican culture and nature were recurring themes.