Frida Kahlo: Light of Inspiration

Excuses abound, but true reasons are few, for why I can’t do something. God has given me something to do in this world. Just in case I lose focus and stray from my path, God has provided lights of inspiration along my way.

One of those lights of inspiration is Frida Kahlo. July 6 (1907) is the birthday of this woman

Frida Kahlo:

artist who endured a life of pain yet never stopped creating. Celebrated worldwide, Frida Kahlo depicted Mexican and indigenous cultural tradition, combining those traditions with Realism and Symbolism. She created art from her own reality — giving expression to the female form and experience.

Kahlo survived polio and a horrific bus accident in her youth and for her lifetime, endured great pain. Yet, amidst her pain, she created more than 200 works of art. Kahlo died July 13, 1954, in Coyoacán, near Mexico City, where she was born.

Museo Frida Kahlo is teaming up with Vogue Mexico for “Appearances Can be Deceiving: The Dresses of Frida Kahlo.” Read more in the October 10, 2012 story: