Surrealism to serve Frida Kahlo’s Art
Both a perpetual feminist icon and a monument to Latin American literature, Kahlo was an inspiration to a nation in a time that Mexican self-identity was beginning to come into its own. The bulk of her work, while highly personal and autobiographical, also found within it a voice that spoke to an entire nation and beyond. She will always be remembered for her signature style and the unflinching truth conveyed by her images.
Pieces of Frida Kahlo, such as The Frame illustrate how personal and important her artwork was in shaping her life. By allowing herself an outlet for her vast, rich interior life, she brought a simple, unadulterated beauty to the real world. Often thought of as a surrealist, she would deny the title, claiming that, unlike dreamlike and subconscious imagery the Surrealists dealt with, her imagery was taken from her own life.
A phenomenal talent and a highly individualistic and introspective person, Kahlo will always be remembered for her honesty and her deeply personal works which inspired a nation and countless artists.