Frida Kahlo has become a symbol of female emancipation and empowerment and rightfully so. She chose to deal with her misfortune by creating art instead of giving up.
Not to freak you out, but there seem to be worries about the painting’s safety. Losing a Da Vinci is a valid reason for an art world freak-out. We wouldn’t want a Mona Lisa drama next, would we?
Her canvases, big and expansive, filled with colours and female silhouettes, don’t feature male bodies. As the artist says herself, she wants her paintings to be about the female experience as a whole.
“I think what I am looking for is not the truth, in the sense of the unique and uncontested truth. Ultimately it is the lie, the suspension of disbelief. It’s like asking a question and going about it without an answer, without uncovering the underlying truth, but uncovering layers and layers of other questions taking you along divergent paths. Just like in real life.”