When I think of Frida Kahlo, I always imagine her sitting in a garden full of colorful flowers, living her life in color. She danced to the beat of her own drum and many didn’t understand her and her artwork.
Though disabled as a child with polio and then at the age of eighteen seriously injured in a traffic accident, I believe art got her through her painful medical problems she suffered through her whole life. Art heals.
Many of her paintings were self portraits, using bright vivid colors inspired by the Mexican popular culture. These same bright colors were also reflected in her clothing and in the flowers she painted.
“I paint flowers so they will not die.” --Frida Kahlo
So, let’s live life like Frida, in full color, dancing to our own song, dressed in a frock with all the colors of the rainbow!