Frida Kahlo in Budapest
Mexico arrived in Budapest with the great work one of the most celebrated icon of the Mexican art, Frida Kahlo.
Inside the important Hungarian National Gallery until November 4th of 2018 there will be an incredible collection of paintings of this Mexican artist.
My journey inside the colorful rooms of the exhibition made me feel a little bit Mexican. I like to paint water paintings and for this reason I love colors and of course in the paintings of Frida the colors play a big role. Frida with the colors attracts you into her world, for sure a colorful world but also a world of pains.
You can read lots of books about Frida’s life and her work but standing in front of her paintings I felt like I had a personal conversation with her and she was telling me her story. She told me if we have passion in life we can bypass all the difficult moments. She became an icon just by being herself and painting in a very shocking way, all her inner world and feelings. Her work, as she said many times, can Not be called surrealist or something else, her paintings are just her personal way of creating art.
The painting “the mask” is one of my favorite in the exhibit, I like it because I believe we all wear masks, for so many reasons. Frida, in this paintings is showing such a colorful mask. The mask we wear everyday as we step out of our house is to hide our pains, to protect ourselves, to show only one part of us, but Frida taught me we can paint our own mask with the colors we like the most and still remain who we really are. So we can paint our mask, wear it and go out in the world to enjoy our journey.
You know what Leonardo Da Vinci said about colors?
” the wedding between light and shade creates sons, the colors”
I agree with Leonardo, I love the work of Frida and I love colors.
Do you know the work of Frida Kahlo? What do you think of her and her paintings ? Leave your comment below.
September 25, 2018 @ 3:05 pm
Very interesting read…I saw this exhibition in another country and it should absolutely be seen. Frida is amazing and unique…and just as this review descibes her.
September 25, 2018 @ 4:24 pm
As a Mexican myself, it is very interesting to read other peoples’ perspective and amazement on the works of Frida K. For me the colourful element of her paintings are a mirror of our folklore. While they make her paintings seem playful and vivid, it is true that in reality they mostly express much of her sorrow. Very interesting interpretation on the mask painting, I agree with it, it certainly gave me some food for thought!
September 25, 2018 @ 4:37 pm
Thank you very much for your comment. I am Italian you are Mexican but what I see about art it is that touch the hearts of all.
September 25, 2018 @ 4:53 pm
So che hai visto molte volte la mostra 🙂 Sei molto brava nel presentare le mostre!
September 25, 2018 @ 4:55 pm
Grazie. Fare la guida di una delle città più difficili del mondo mi ha aiutata molto.
September 25, 2018 @ 5:27 pm
paint myself, said Frida Kahlo, because I am so often alone, because I am the subject I know best.
Frida Kahlo an artist that lived most of her life and physical pain, yet she continued to paint until her death, her artwork records her suffering and experiences as a woman.
Much of her work had about it a surrealist quality. Art historians often considered her a Surrealist due to the psychological and existential issues that she dealt with in her art. Although she asserted that she was not a surrealist because she recorded reality, not fantasy.
She is one of my favourite artists that I can spend hours in front her paintings.
September 25, 2018 @ 5:47 pm
Thank you very much Rana. Your words add lots to my post you summarised perfectly the art of Frida.
September 26, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
I’ve never given so much importance to Frida Kahlo as an artist, I literally lived in my ignorance, you opened my eyes. I also like so much the way you explain and the pills you gave (Leonardo’s one) which have added value. Keep it up, you are great!
September 27, 2018 @ 5:33 am
Frank thank you very much for your comment. I guess we all were ignorant on Frida.