Sunday, May 3, 2009

Frida Kahlo Photoshoot


Frida Kahlo has been one of my all-time favorite artists since before I can remember. Something about her eye-poppingly vibrant yet deeply emotional pieces captivated my art-loving heart and still hasn't let go to this day. The first time I paid a visit to the MoMA in New York City, I remember literally running through the Chicano and Latin American section, searching wildly for a piece of hers, any piece of hers, to no avail. I dreamt of throwing myself at her stories and tales, her vivid, palpable, heart-thumping emotions meticulously carved out on each and every canvas. I'm sure that if I had found a painting of hers I probably would have been thrown out of the museum promptly for running my fingers over each and every brush stroke, feeling for the thought and emotions behind them.

In their March/April issue, Dujor Magazine featured an absolutely stellar photoshoot inspired by Miss Kahlo herself that I think truly captures both her uniquely Mexican style and the electric color that filled her life, through good times and bad. Kahlo was a testament to the strength of womanhood, exemplifying to us all that even through the hard times, the mistakes, the accidents and the unavoidable flaws, there is beauty everywhere to be had.









Always,
Penelope ♥

13 comments:

Zoƫ said...

so colourful!

My Stifled Laughter said...

You know, I've always heard of her but never saw any of her work. Thanks for making this post! :D

mysterycreature said...

What beautiful use of colour! Lovely

Anonymous said...

Have you seen the movie? It's really beautiful- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120679/ i have the DVD & i watch it whenever i need a little inspiration.

Penny Lane said...

beautifully written darling, and truly delectable pictures! thank you for sharing!

have been gone from my blog for a bit but i am back now! yay for triumphant returns!

i look forward to catching up ♥

Kid Twist said...

I saw a Frida painting at the Pompidou in Paris a couple days ago...it was truly beautiful!

Pomegranate said...

There was a Frida fashion shoot in a Canadian magazine lately too!
Here:http://curvesmart.blogspot.com/2009/06/ode-to-frida.html

that_kate_girl said...

Hi, I kind of miss your blog. What happened? If it's okay with you I think you should come back and write more cool posts that make me smile and dance and think.

Maverick Malone said...

Wow, she's gorgeous and so talented. Such an inspiration :) These photos are so amazing. I love them!

xox, mavi

*Stacy* said...

Where did CoCoa go? :(

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Anonymous said...

Where's the monobrow? That's a major feature - quite disrespectful that you missed it out out of vanity.

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