I start with a car roof reflection of Elicsr’s wall portrait of Frida Kahlo.
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907 – 1954) is remembered for her self-portraits, and paintings filled with bold colors & Mexican and indigenous culture .
I believe the title “Queen” comes from the idea that she is the original”Selfies Queen”. This article from “The Guardian” Frida Kahlo: feminist, selfie queen, queer icon and style muse of 2017 is very interesting.
In 2006, Frida Kahlo self-portrait, Roots, was sold for $5.62 million at Sotheby’s, NYC.
Click on her name to learn more about Frida Kahlo and view some of her works.
Pics taken by Resa – May 16, 2018
This painting is quite old for alley art. Possibly 10 years. It has survived in a heavily tagged area.
40 thoughts on “Queen Frida”
I love seeing this Resa. I am intrigued by the life story of Frida and recently on Cinco De Maya wrote a poem in her honor. She definitely concentrated on self portraits , I think because she suffered such terrible pain in her life. Great shots Resa. Love this.
They are great shots because of the artists. She inspired Elicsr, so he painted her. His work inspired me, so I took good pics.
I am so fascinated by her, and am thrilled to have found this because now I have learned a lot more about her. ❤
She is one of the most fascinating women! Did you see Salma Hayek as Frida. If not, do it, you will love that movie.
Okay, will see that movie! Thanks!
I’ve watched the movie over and over again, it’s just so fantastic.
Oh Boy! I’m looking forward to it!
I’ve got to see it!!!
I thought it was a very good movie as well.
I’ve got to see this movie!
A year ago there was a traveling exhibit of Frida Kahlo’s paintings. The museum was overflowing with people. She was a character bigger than she could have imagined. Young girls wore flowers in their hair. No photographs were allowed inside. The exhibit outside was of Mexican pottery; not hers. I purchased her book of her life story. She was ahead of her times. Wonderful photographs, Resa. Have a great weekend …
WoW!!! Lucky you getting to see that exhibit! It sounds like a fantastic event! I’m sure it’s a wonderful book! Well, thank you, and you have a fab weekend, too! 😀 ❤
Yes, I was grateful it had come to a town near me.I’ve always wanted to see her paintings.
The book is: Frida A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera. It’s a good book. I had to wait 4 months before Amazon could get it to me. Hope you have the opportunity to see an exhibit by her. Happy Sunday … Isadora 😎
Happy Sunday, and thanks for the info!
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Great fotographed Resa! The car roof reflection is amazing. Thank you, and have a nice weekend. Michael
I love reflections of street art! You have a nice weekend, too!
Wonderful finding, dear Re! ❤ I admire Frida so much…
Excellent! Sending love hugs ❤
I’m a bit embarrassed to say I’d heard of her, but barely. I now admire her, too! It’s amazing what I find in street art. Sometimes it’s just a neat pic, and sometimes it teaches. Sending Hugs! xo ❤
I saw her work at a gallery and it’s so amazing. I just love her and really, watch the film, it’s so truly wonderful. This is a great piece of art. Thank you.
Thanks for including the link Resa, I learn so much on your blog. I really like the colors on this but what I keep going back to are the gold chains, it makes everything pop.
Ah yes, a bit of rap music in the artist’s vision. I took closeups of the chains, but in the end, enough was enough! This art taught me a lot, too.
Have you seen the movie Frida with Salma Hayek? It was really good!
No…. but I intend to! Seems I’m the only one who hasn’t seen the movie!
If I remember rightly, didn’t she a house with Trotsky at one point? I am sure I read that in an excellent book, the name escapes me. I really like the car roof reflection photo.
I believe that to be true. TY about the compliment on the car roof pic! She is a very important artist that was not fully appreciated in her day. However, she became so. I want to learn more about her.
LOL! I’m replying from Art Gowns blog. A new gown is almost posted. I’d say 5 days.
For some reason it is giving me the option to edit the reply you sent to me, not sure what is going on! I need to get involved with more art as well. I look forward to the new gown, you always make them look so impressive.
A beautiful tribute to a fascinating figure. Great find Resa ~
Thanks, Mary! Nice to see you. I just finished a new Art Gown. I’m taking pics, now. LOL, I painted on Tarot symbols on her. I’m hoping you will like it!
Fascinating art and iconic artist! You are on a roll, Resa. I too haven’t seen the movie as I feel no one can match her fire and passion.
You are probably right about her fire and passion, but I will see the movie one day.
And I will if you find it to your liking.
Nice job on this
I am very happy to have found it!!! TY!!
I love not only that there is such a strong woman featured here but also that this one has survived a decade! You’re showing us beautiful pieces, Resa, and we thank you for them ❤
Hey Christie! I just found this old comment!! ❤ Thank you!
Finding a piece of street art on Frida Kahlo was an excellent find!
Great photographs, Resa! So glad you were able to share them with us. Happy Memorial Day! 🇺🇸
I just found this comment. Thank you, and sorry for the late reply! 😀