Monday, November 25, 2013

Frida Kahlo: Surrealist Artist from In Wonderland at LACMA + Angel Fairy with a Cat WIP

A while back, I went to the LACMA show In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States.  Here are some pieces by artist Frida Kahlo.  When I think of women artists, she is one of the first that comes to mind.  I've posted some close ups on one of my favorites of hers, "Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird."  There were also some pieces in the show that I hadn't seen before, I hope you will enjoy them.  Frida Kahlo said "I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best."

I wrote a post about her piece "El suicidio de Dorothy Hale (The Suicide of Dorothy Hale)" towards the start of this series, it may be found here.  André Breton, one of the founders of the surrealist movement, said of Frida Kahlo's artwork that it was as a "ribbon around a bomb."  This concludes the majority of images from this show; at some point, I'd like to do one more post where I put all of the links together.

Frida Kahlo, Self Portrait The Two Fridas

Frida Kahlo, Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird

Frida Kahlo, Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird Close Up I

Frida Kahlo, Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird Close Up II

Frida Kahlo, Sol y vida (Sun and Life)

Frida Kahlo, Niña tehuacana, Lucha María o Sol y Luna (Portrait of Lucha María, Girl from Tehuacán, or Sun and Moon)

Frida Kahlo, Niña tehuacana, Lucha María o Sol y Luna (Portrait of Lucha María, Girl from Tehuacán, or Sun and Moon) Close Up

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday



Here is a work in progress view of my angel fairy with a cat.  I'm pretty much done with her dress now, the kitty is almost done, and then it's on to her hair.  I'm still missing a title for her though.  Sometimes titles suggest themselves to me while I'm painting, but so far, not yet...

7 comments:

Carol L McKenna said...

Love your angel and cat in progress ~ wonderful info about Frida ~ she is always so intriquing ~ thanks, carol, xxx

Christine said...

love the black silkiness of the cat. Nice feature on Frida.

Lorraine said...

oh she is wonderful but i like yours more how about M'Lady Fairy and her nightshade familiar lol I like it lol

Camila Rafaela Felippi said...

My grandmother had a black cat like this. His name was Guiga and he died this year. Well, he has 20 years old, but he has happy! I miss him :/

Tammie Lee said...

so lovely to see Frida's art, thank you.

your angel fairy is lovely ~

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so much Carol, Christine, Lorraine, Camila, and Tammie Lee! I'm glad to share some of my art adventures!

Sorry to hear about your loss of Guiga, it sounds like he had a wonderful and loved life!

Magic Love Crow said...

Frida's art is amazing! Truly, so meaningful! Your angel and cat fairy is looking so beautiful! Hugs ;o)