Friday Finds: ¡Feliz cumpleaños, Frida Kahlo

6 Jul

I used to deliberately fight against liking the work of Frida Kahlo.  You see, in my college painting studio there was an older Bolivian woman who was auditing the course and she LOVED Kahlo and seemed to fancy herself as the next Frida.  Which wouldn’t have been a big deal except that she was mega annoying about it.  She bugged the bejeezus out of everyone in the studio.  So she tainted Frida for me.  It wasn’t until years later that I rediscovered her work and came to develop my own artist crush on Frida.  Today would have been her 105th birthday.  So in honor of Frida Kahlo de Rivera, here are a few artists who also found her inspirational!

Viva La Vida by Emma Gale

Frida Kahlo by Judy Kaufmann

Frida by Tara Jacoby

Daft Punk Frida by Fabian Ciraolo

Frida Dog by Clair Hartmann

Emma Gale | Judy Kaufmann | Tara Jacoby | Fabian Ciraolo | Clair Hartmann  

Happy birthday, Frida!

All images are via the artist’s websites, linked above.  Be sure to check out each artist’s website for more examples of their work!

10 Responses to “Friday Finds: ¡Feliz cumpleaños, Frida Kahlo”

  1. Sunnyace July 6, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    Reblogged this on Sunnyace Reblog Collections.

  2. becomingelizabeth July 6, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    Love the Daft Punk one! So fresh!

    • Lesley July 6, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

      Me too! Something tells me Frida would like it. 😉

  3. perpetualflaneur July 6, 2012 at 7:35 pm #

    What a beautiful feast to my eyes and an inspiration to my soul!

  4. minminmaboloc July 6, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    Reblogged this on "withDRAWING" and commented:
    Wow. Love this!

  5. Clare | C Squared W (@clarewilk) July 7, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    These are awesome!!! So striking! Happy birthday, Frida!

  6. pablobaumart July 7, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    Me encanta!!! Amo a Frida!!!

  7. Impower You July 10, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    She was my favorite tortured artist when I was a teenager. I recall wanting to be like her when I grew up, I almost had a unibrow and decided that was a sign of artistic greatness. LOL.

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