Wednesday, April 13, 2016

K is for Frida Kahlo



My theme this year is the ABCEDARIA of Women who have inspired me.

K is for Frida Kahlo - oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!

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This fabulous, fabulous woman! I know I won't be introducing anyone to her - she is a cult figure - and yet I hope she is known for more than her becoming unibrow or her wild and tempestuous marriage to Diego Rivera. She inspires me because she worked tirelessly on her art - even when her poor broken body was fighting her and because she was absolutely true to her own beliefs. I love her art, her wildness, her desire to have the aboriginal people of Mexico recognized - all of it.

Go check out her art work if you haven't. See the movie about her - called Frida, read the wondrous book by Barbara Kingsolver (another fabulous K) Lacuna which involves her life in a fictional novel. And while you are at it - read anything by Kingsolver - who can make writing about social action painless and riveting. Both are heroes to me.

Any women out there who knock your socks off? do share...

4 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

I'm so glad you chose Kahlo, Jan! Her art has always impressed me, and in life, what a strong person! You can't not be inspired by her!

Rosa Temple said...

I saw Frida - the film - but neglected to check out her work. Very remiss and I'm going to fix that!
Rosa
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Ronel Janse van Vuuren said...

Her art is quite something. The women who inspire me are those who had gone after what they wanted without apology - like Madonna ;-) Good luck with the rest of the AtoZchallenge.

Susan Scott said...

Frida - flippin fabulous un every way. Kingsolver is one of my faves .. The Poisonwood Bible is a masterpiece.