Saturday, April 18, 2009

An Unconventional Woman of Her Time-Frida Kahlo

If I had to pick one woman of all time who has significantly influenced my life, I would have to say hands-down that the woman would most definitely be the rebellious Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. I've admired everything about her since the first moment that I ever learned about her many years ago. I'm in the process of typing up a blog post about Frida for those who don't know of her, or who know little about her. Frida Kahlo is significant to me in so many ways-it's about much more to me than just her art. To me she represents the independently unconventional woman-a survivor of polio and a debilitating accident, infidelity, sexual liberation, radical politics, and much, much more. From the moment that I laid eyes on her art, her masculine femininity, and learned about her deliciously scandalous open marriage to Diego Rivera she's been one of my life-long obsessions. If you love strong, feisty, unconventional women, then you are going to fall in love with Frida Kahlo!

While I am working on the post, check out this video of some of her art:

Don't you just love the song that is playing in the video? It's performed by Lila Downs, another bad ass folk singer who I plan on blogging about later because she's got an amazing story herself. You can buy the song for a minimal cost off of Amazon.

You can also check out some of her pictures and some quotes by Frida or other people about Frida here:

More to come....


Kathy Ostman-Magnusen & Dennis Magnusen said...

All I can say about your blog post today? INSPIRING!! LOVED IT!

Miss Unconventional, the Boss Goddess said...

Thanks Kathy! I've been checking out your blogs and it seems like you've got an interesting story yourself! I look forward to learning more about you and your art.