Frida; 'Making Herself Up'

December 1, 2018

 

All the way from her home, the ‘Blue House’ in Mexico, we are presented at the V&A with Frida Kahlo’s life reflected in her personal belongings.

One of the most recognized female artists of the 20th century.

 

I mirror many of this woman’s experiences specifically around her health issues. Sometimes I feel like I have travelled through a journey with her.

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I read her biography in 2015, a book my friend Mark got me as a birthday present “Frida”, a biography written by Hayden Herrera. He begged me to read it and I am glad I did.

 

I watched “Frida”, a biopic drama many years ago played so well by Salma Hayek and now I behold a sense of her reality and her world here in London.

 

I believe this woman’s spirit is so far out of this world, her mind was way elevated, ultimately above many normal human beings. She always had this sense of certainty even when horrific challenges befell her.

 

Her defiance in the face of crippling adversity is what made her extraordinary.

 

It’s an aspiration I continue to seek.

 

Absolute Certainty!

 

Her endurance and self expression of art was her legacy.

“I am not sick, I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint”.

 

Frida Kahlo

 

 

 

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