If we talk about an artist who has broken down barriers by changing stereotypes imposed by society, this is Frida Kahlo. A Mexican artist, who revolutionized art in the mid-twentieth century, with self-portraits paintings describing her physical and sentimental pain.
In my case, I admire Diego Rivera’s art, who was Frida Kahlo’s sentimental partner. Also, I love Frida and during some travels in Latin America, I could notice Frida is present in either a portrait or a phrase in a city. Therefore,she is a feminine symbol that represents: Freedom, honesty, art, struggle, rebellion, culture and pain.
Likewise, Diego Rivera captured Frida Kahlo in some of his paintings.
She was part of Diego Rivera’s art which it represented the authentic Mexican culture in each painting. However, Frida Kahlo was an icon rather than an only image. Nowadays, she is an important part of the Latin American culture because of her work. Her legacy has also been reflected in South America idiosyncrasy and different places of its cities and thoughts.
For instance, I found at the Metro of Mexico City in 2016, a phrase which represents Frida for the people: “I’m two Fridas in an afternoon at Alameda”.
I found Frida’s image as well in a neighborhood of Valparaiso, Chile in 2018. On a wall, she was painted among other images. I like so much that image, so I took a photo as a souvenir, you can see it below.
At the same year, in Santa Lucia,a small located in Honduras, I found other Frida’s image. A beautiful cubism portrait that you can see it below.
Frida is a symbol of strength as well, being an inspiration to me in difficult times during this year. This symbol shows a beautiful and contemporary interpretation of Frida’s meaning in latin american culture.
In 2019, on a tour of Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, we visited some touristic places. Among them, we went to Frida Kahlo Museum. It is located at downtown Playa del Carmen on one minute from the sea. This museum presents her biography, replicas of her paintings and some interactive elements. Finally, a tip for you in case you want to visit it, sometimes at “Estacion Mexico” free walking tours gives some discount coupons to enter the museum.
During Christmas in 2019, I also found Frida’s image at the Bohemian Garden Restaurant. It is located in Tegucigalpa. She is a completely inspiration for walls of this place, there are thoughts and phrases of Frida Kahlo around to her image. All this decorate the house inspiring all visitors, creating likewise a magical and cheerful atmosphere.
So, Frida and her mindset are in some corner of Latin American countries, inspiring us to believe in ourselves. As well as a reminder of our ancestors struggle against socioeconomic inequality and rights of women.
And you, do you have any Frida respresentation in your city?
I say goodbye and I thank you for reading this article in my blog. Do not stop fulfilling your goals and dreams, remember life is for brave people.
Below, the links of some places to find Frida’s legacy: