Artist Spotlight – Frida Khalo

Artist Spotlight – Frida Khalo

The work of revolutionary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo has become infamous in popular culture as well as becoming a Fashion Icon in her own right, transcending decades.

Big brows, great hair, and selfies sound familiar?

Well, it’s safe to say she was the first with the fifty-five self-portraits she painted during her lifetime portraying her unique beauty and vulnerability. Her paintings have universal appeal in the way they address and deal with fundamental expressions of human suffering defiantly. However, despite her physical misfortune and terrible taste in her husband she still managed to dedicate her life to a bohemian sense of fun and childlike openness to life, a love of animals as well as a presence in the political revolution in Mexico at the time which makes her particularly badass and certainly explains why people are so fascinated by her still today.

It’s safe to say we are big fans here at PopUp Painting. She has become a recent feature in the female toilets at the London Art Bar too! Do not leave the venue without checking out a mural dedicated to the celebration of Frida and her artwork painted by Jessica Cheetham and Annie Dalton.

Here are some Frida quotes to get you inspired with life

‘Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light.’

‘Fall in love with yourself, with life, and then whoever you want’

‘Not fragile like a flower, fragile like a bomb’

‘You deserve a lover who takes away the lies and brings you hope, coffee, and poetry’

‘At the end of the day we can endure much more than we think’

‘Its not worthwhile leaving this world without having a little fun in life’

‘You deserve the best, the very best, because you are one of the few people in this lousy world who are honest to themselves, and that is the only thing that really counts.’

‘Feet what do I need you for when i have wings to fly?’

‘At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.’


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