Frida Kahlo: Her Universe
Frida Kahlo's Inspirational Journey
Delve into the captivating world of renowned artist Frida Kahlo with "Frida Kahlo: Her Universe." This exclusive collection showcases the incredible life, passion, and resilience of an extraordinary woman who transformed the art world.
A Visual Exploration of Self-Expression
Explore Frida Kahlo's groundbreaking approach to self-expression through her bold, vibrant, and evocative artwork. "Frida Kahlo: Her Universe" offers an unprecedented opportunity to discover the intricate details and profound symbolism embedded in her most iconic pieces.
Empowering Stories for Modern Women
"Frida Kahlo: Her Universe" not only illuminates the life of a trailblazing artist but also serves as an empowering testament to the strength and creativity of women. Allow Frida's story to inspire your own journey, fostering a deeper connection with her art and the world around you.
The iconic Mexican painter as seen through almost 300 archival items, from her wardrobe to her personal art collection
More than 300 images from the archives of the Museo Frida Kahlo in Mexico City offer readers a glimpse of Kahlo's distinctive wardrobe and the impressive collections of popular and pre-Hispanic art she assembled with Rivera, her connection with photography and the history of La casa azul, her beloved blue home that now serves as the museum's main building. This volume welcomes us into Frida Kahlo's universe, exploring the legacy of an indispensable figure in the world of 20th-century art and culture in her native Mexico and across the globe.
Frida Kahlo (1907-54) began painting at the age of 18 when she was immobilized for several months as a result of a bus crash that left her permanently disabled. From then on, art served as an immense source of healing for Kahlo as well as a vehicle for self-expression and cultural exploration. At the heart of Kahlo's practice was her love for Mexican folk tradition, her staunch communist beliefs and her complex relationship with her body, gender and sexuality. A lifelong activist, Kahlo died of a pulmonary embolism after participating in a demonstration against the CIA's invasion of Guatemala.