Great Art: Frida Kahlo’s Self-Portraits of 1940’s

So here’s my first 1940’s painter and yet another one I haven’t blogged yet! OK, is she the most well-known 20th century female visual artists/painter now? Amazingly she died in the 1950’s but since she getting more and more popular, I’m not counting all the posthumous retrospectives or exhibitions but she’s one of only few artist to totally crossovers to mainstream popular culture really just this century: In America she became the first Hispanic woman to be honored with a U.S.A. postage stamp in 2001. Then even Hollywood made a bio-flick in 2002 starring Salma Hayek as Frida. In 2017 Disney-Pixar animates her in Coco kid movie. Even last year new Barbie dolls celebrating International Women’s Day did have one of Kahlo doll but critics objected to the doll’s slim waist and noticeably missing unibrow, that odd story linked here. That’s just a few but anyway today, Kahlo does get a blog art gallery post by me which these three I’ll say are my most faves of all her artworks. I will blog her again and will hopefully not talk how globe pop culture has taken someone who in their lifetime was a feminist and communist to made a fast buck out of her image. I should say, she was born 6 July 1907 and died on 13 July 1954. All three Self-Portraits below are oil on canvas. Also should say, art historian Hayden Herrera’s Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo book which was first published in 1983 is totally worth reading and highly reco book, if you want to know more about her?

Without Hope, 1945
The Wounded Deer, 1946
Me and My Parrots, 1941

Continue some more female singers who did missed-out on my list the other day. I thinking for some reason Lykke Li’s Gunshot would be a good match? From Mexican painter to Swedish singer-songwriter! From Lykke Li’s 2014 album I Never Learn, the Gunshot video clip:

Or just the audio without motorcycle sound effects:

Cheers 🙂


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