Frida Kahlo Mexican Folk Art
Mexican folk art that depicts Frida Kahlo, the great painter and wife of Diego Rivera, is popular around the world. Many artisans in Mexico choose to use the images of Frida Kahlo in silver and alpaca jewelry, nicho boxes, wall hangings and other Mexican crafts because her image is recognizable and admired everywhere. She was a strong female who embodied persistence and creativity. She loved to dress in Mexico's native textiles, earrings and trajes (dress) to show her alliance with the indigenous women of her country.
The Mexican folk art depicting Frida Kahlo is one of our most popular items!
“Mexican artist Frida Kahlo began painting in 1926, while recovering from a near-fatal bus accident, and soon became captivated by the medium's expressive possibilities. Kahlo's folkloric style, influenced by Mexican popular art, and her fantastical imagery earned her recognition among the Surrealists, but her intriguing persona and unmistakable originality propelled her beyond the confines of a specific movement to become a leading figure in modern art.”
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
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