Thursday, May 30, 2013

Frida Kahlo

One of my favorite artists is Frida Kahlo.
Frida Kahlo de Rivera (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954.) Frida was a Mexican painter who, at the age of eighteen, experienced a horrible bus accident where her spine was permanently destroyed. After the accident, she had thirty-two operations. During her recovery, her mother thought painting might amuse her, so she brought ​ paint, brushes and a small easel that could be placed on the bed. Her father placed the mirror above the bed so Frida could see her face .
During that period, she started on paintings that would later become the main feature of her art, self-portraits. In her first self-portrait, she has a soft, gentle expression that disappears in her later work.  
Of the one hundred forty-three paintings Frida created, fifty-five are self-portraits.
In honor of Frida, I have designed tiny sculptured hand charm earrings inspired by the self-portraits of Frida Kahlo.

These simple golden or silver hand earrings are reminiscent of the festive hand earrings Frida wears. Frida's unusual earrings were  given to her by Pablo Picasso. 


  1. Great post! Love your earrings:)

  2. Love the photographs of Frida.. I'm a fan too


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