Images of Light, Life and the Spirit of the Southwest
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Frida Kahlo has been an artistic hero of mine since I was very young.
Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) was a self taught artist, her surreal images of interior experiences joined with the color and strength of her Mexican and Indian heritage. Married to the famous Mexican muralist Diego Rivera she made waves and art her whole life. Wearing long embroidered skirts and elaborate head decorations she might have looked like an Aztec goddess to the matrons of San Francisco, New York and Paris.
She became only famous to the world decades after her death.
In 2002 Salma Hayek made the film “Frida” a stunning visual statement of her life and times.