From artist to a global icon, the self portraits of Frida Kahlo are inspiring illustrators and artists all over the world. Who was the woman behind the paintings?
Frida Kahlo began her journey as an artist 1925 after a bus accident that almost took her life, leaving her infertile and causing lifelong physical pain. Suffering from polio as a child, pain and suffering is a recurring topic in Frida's work.
The way Frida Kahlo interpreted her body, ethnicity, disability and relationships made her a national hero in Mexico and a true feminist icon all over the world. Through her paintings she has brought forward a raw and authentic depiction of what it is to be a woman. Kahlo is renowned for her self-portraits in vibrant colours, using them as a way to depict great pain and love.
Since her death in 1954, at the age of 47, her life, art and personal items have been exhibited at several museums, at the V&A London and Brooklyn Museum among them. Explore Desenio’s own collection of Frida Kahlo prints, from black and white photography to Line art and colourful illustrations. Find your Frida favourite!