A national tour of art inspired by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo that began to tour the country in 2019 is at its final stop in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. That’s about an hour north of us and we were fortunate to get to go see it this week.
Ninety-five entries, selected from artists all over the world, inspired by her life and her art, interpreted The World of Frida Kahlo in paintings, prints, photography, collage, sculpture, textiles, and mixed media.
It was a colorful and exuberant extravaganza of a tribute and it was fascinating to see the ways Kahlo has inspired creativity in her admirers. We enjoyed it so much!
An iconic Frida, clothed in monarch
Silk and metallic crewel embroidery
Brussels, Belgium artist, “Trying to be Frieda”.
Appliqué and embroidery, Hamburg, Germany.
“Larger Than Life”
Kahlo was severely crippled as a young woman when she broke her back in a bus accident, and later lost her foot from health complications. Her life was filled with severe pain and she lived and painted mostly in a wheelchair and flat on her back in bed.
I love the way this artist imagined her as beautiful and free from those painful limitations.
“Frida With Birds”
A medium of expression for everyone!
Do-It-Yourself project in the
museum gift shop
(Anyone else paint these when you were a kid? I loved them, and actually learned quite a bit about painting with oils doing them.)
I hope you enjoyed seeing a few pieces from this exhibit. I want to tell you if it ever comes your way, do go, but as I said, this is its last stop and the pieces will be going back to their artists when they leave here.
I haven’t been posting on my blog for a while for a couple reasons. One was that my last few posts had so few comments I decided I wasn’t writing about anything anyone cared about and it didn’t seem worth the effort. Well, this week I was poking around and discovered that for some unknown reason a lot of comments were in the SPAM folder and never published! I don’t understand why.
Has that happened to anyone else? Anyway, I moved them and I will be feeling more inspired to write now!
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