Frida

This is one of the gazillion Fridas out there. I must confess that I am not so much a fan of her iconization, and not even so much a fan of her art – except for one, or let’s make that two, things:

  • her stunning use of color
  • her passion

But I thought it might be a nice challenge to participate in this swap. I must say, I did not quite achieve what I wanted to. I was searching for hours and hours for a photo of her in a men’s suit. I know that there must be some, since she used to wear men’ s suits in two phases of her life: after her accident (probably to conceal the effects on her tortured body) and after divorcing Diego. But I didn’t manage to find one which would be usable… also, I was trying to find a 1993 article in the German feminist magazine Emma (wanted to work with a feminist text, especially wanted to find out something about her rather insane marriage); but to no avail. So, here’s what I came up with…rather focusing on the color… since that’s what fascinates me most with her.

For Ulla via Artmix.

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