This is a series where I give a brief outline of a social movement, and provide resources with links for you to dive into.This time, it's about everyone's favorite queer, disabled, radical communist painter!
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Frida was a "devoted activist, inspired by the example of the photographer Tina Modotti."Read more about her in the article below
As Frida's body healed from a bus accident at age 18, her views on life and art radically transformed. Read more below
Frida is known for her self-portraits where she explored disability and chronic pain.
Frida has "served as a role model for generations of artists, people with disabilities and bisexual women" for decades.
“Kahlo's popularity (means) her 'Mexican-ness' has become a stylistic gloss, decorative, colourful, pretty ... the colonised body which Kahlo clothed in revolutionary idealism has lost its function as a symbol of nationhood, becoming instead an icon of female suffering. "
Did you hear that in 2020, a supposed lost work of Kahlo's was discovered? Read why experts are skeptical!
"Kahlo's response to her disability illuminates the complex relationship between fashion and dress, functionality and self-expression; she bares all and hides all through her personal styling."
Frida embodied Mexican culture and socialism which was exoticized by the media