Frida Kahlo was born in Mexico City, Mexico on July 6 in 1907. She is a Mexican self-portrait artist, meaning, that she painted portraits of herself. Frida is considered one of Mexico’s best artist. Her painting experience began after a tragic bus accident in which she suffered from harsh injuries. While recovering from the accident Frida started and finished her first self-portrait painting a year later, then gave it as a gift to her former partner Alejandro Gómez Arias.
Diego Rivera was one of the most famous Mexican painters there ever was. He was married to Frida Kahlo who was also a painter. Diego was born in Guanajuato, Mexico, on December 8, 1886, to a wealthy family. He was the son of María Del Pilar Barrientos and Diego Rivera Acosta. Diego had a twin brother named Carlos, who died two years after they were born.
Frida Kahlo was considered one of Mexico’s greatest artists. However, young Frida Kahlo did not see herself as a painter, instead she wanted to become a doctor. Therefore, there is no doubt, many parts of Frida 's youth affected her long term career. As we know, Frida Kahlo was known as a great Mexican artist.
She is torn between the love of her life and the life she left behind in Mexico. In Pat’s poem it shows her discomfort and wanting to fit in with both cultures that she has grown accustomed to, she doesn’t want to feel neglected she wants to be able to fit into both like a puzzle piece. In Frida’s art it depicts her standing in between holding the Mexican flag, which shows her love and culture that is Mexico.
Frida Kahlo created many glorious pieces. One of her most intriguing pieces is The Two Fridas. The image is quite symbolic and meaningful. Kahlo was a Mexican artist greatly known for her self portraits and the pain, passion and feminism of her paintings. The name of the piece I choose to analysis is Las dos Fridas, also known as The Two Fridas.
Diego Rivera is a painter and a muralist who had an abstract style in his work. Most of his themes were depicting the lives of the Mexican people. As for Frida Kahlo, she is a self-portrait artist whose style was representational. Her themes were depicting her agony of her medical condition and the sufferings she went through on her miscarriages. In 1933, the couple had a controversial collaboration of a mural called the “Man at the Crossroads” in New York City RCA building which featured Vladmir
Known for his defining role in the Mexican Mural Movement, Diego Rivera sought to create paintings that depicted the Mexican renaissance and socialist ideas of Mexican politics. After some time studying in Europe, Rivera was influenced by Italian renaissance artist Giotto to paint using fresco techniques (famsf.org). “Two Women and a Child” serves as an example of the theme he portrays in many of his paintings. While the fresco technique was predominantly used during the Italian renaissance, Rivera revitalized this ideal by including it in his painting of “Two Women and a Child”. Rivera’s use of techniques in Two Woman and a Child provide viewers with an understanding of the strength, pride, and perseverance Mexico had during the Mexican Renaissance.
Constance Cortez’s book Carmen Lomas Garza examines the life and the artworks of Carmen Lomas Garza. Garza was raised in South Texas and was the child of five. Her parents were involved with the community especially with the Latino veterans. Garza’s mother inspired her to become an artist because her mother also painted. The inspirations of Garza’s works are of her everyday life and of her community.
In Self-Portrait the images on both sides of the border can be understood as the ideological tools of national propaganda. Kahlo keeps the history alive as she portrays a true vision of Mexico. Frida celebrates the cross-cultural identity that Mexico embraced after the turmoil of the revolution - a heritage of, Indian, American, Spanish, and British to just name a few. Her paintings became a connecting thread of Mexico’s history as she did not neglect tying the time in which she lived to the Aztec past (pbs.org). Victor Zamaudio-Taylor, an art historian, states that she has become "a model for Mexican Americans and Hispanics in the United States because she nurtures a sense of who [we] are and of a long history and of continuities."
Although she detests surrealism, her work was influenced by surrealism and had an enormous impact on Latin American art. European art movements have always influenced Latin America and inspired
Throughout history, art has been used to explore the identity of individuals and of society. Two artists who encapsulate both society and their own identities through their works are, Frida Kahlo and Cindy Sherman. Frida Kahlo (1907- 1954) was a Mexican painter known for her "surrealist" self-portraits. Kahlo's paintings "The Two Frida's" and "Self-portrait with cropped hair" embody Kahlo's personal struggles with her identity throughout her life. Contrastingly, Cindy Sherman (1954- ) is an American photographer and film director knows most famously for her controversial portraits.
This essay examines one of the many self-portrait paintings by Frida Kahlo called ‘broken column’ (1944). In this painting Kahlo portrays herself as a complete full bodied woman while also reflecting her broken insides. She stands alone against a surreal barren fissured landscape that echoes the open wound in her torso. A broken stone column replaces her damaged spine and is protected by a white orthopaedic corset, while sharp nails pierce into her olive naked flesh. Frida is partially nude except for the corset and white bandages.
Selena Quintanilla-Perez was a talented Mexican-American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, and fashion designer. On top of her career, she had respect, and was admired as a great role model by Mexican Americans. The “Queen of Tejano” music, her contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century. Billboard magazine named her the “Top Latin Artist of the 90s” and then “Best Selling Latin Artist of the decade”. Selena ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all time and is credited for catapulting a music genre into the mainstream market. Even though Selena was murdered, she achieved many great things throughout her lifetime. She is remembered today for her wonderful accomplishments. Selena was one of many Mexican-Americans to achieve crossover success with her music to become a global artist.
She would look in the mirror and panic because she was unsure of herself. She was a model, singer, and actress. She had so much talent and she put it to use. She used her talents to go places and make a career for herself. She had many iconic moments in her career and even after her death these moments are still seen today.