Frida Kahlo: making herself up

My review of the Frida Kahlo Exhibition 

Frida Kahlo: making herself up

Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up

On 19th of October I went to the V&A to look at the Frida Kahlo exhibition.
It was busy at first but it was interesting and fun

Frida  Kahlo was Mexican and was born in 1907. When she was young she got polio and it made her leg very skinny, then one day a bus she was on crashed.
After her accident Frida had to stay in bed, so she wanted to draw herself in a mirror.
After a while she wanted to share her paintings with someone else, she visited the famous Diego Rivera and he loved her painting.
Freda and Diego fell in love and got married. Eventually she decided to show everyone her paintings in New York City. And she died in 1954 (age 47) I enjoyed seeing her paintings but I think they’re strange because they don’t really make sense to me.

Quotes

I never paint dreams or nightmares, I only paint my reality.  
Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly.
I am not sick I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint - Frida  kahlo

I learned a lot about Frida  Kahlo her life and her works

I am sharing my review on the arts award
Voice magazine.

Header Image Credit: Nickolas Muray

Author

Archie Drinkwater

Archie Drinkwater Centre

I am a Home Educated Boy, who enjoys drawing, playing piano, watching movies and I like computer games.

2 Comments

  • Bee Snellen

    On 4 December 2018, 14:48 Bee Snellen commented:

    Hi Archie! Thank you for your review! We recommend adding an image to your review or any articles you post as it will look nicer. It would also be great if you could add a profile image!

    I love Frida Kahlo, her self-portraits are very striking and odd, and they do sometimes make you feel uncomfortable because she always seems to stare down at you.
    You say you think her paintings are strange because they don't make sense to you. Do you think art needs to make sense in order to appreciate it? Sometimes the "strangeness" is exactly what the artist intended.

  • Blant Simonetti

    On 5 December 2018, 13:02 Blant Simonetti commented:

    very interesting

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