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Favorite Artists Through History- Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

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Frida Kahlo is one of my favorite artists not only for her amazing use of color in her paintings, but also for her life story and determination.

Born to a German father and a mestiza mother, Kahlo spent most of her childhood and adult life at her family home in CoyoacánLa Casa Azul, now known and publicly accessible as the Frida Kahlo Museum. She was disabled by polio as a child. Until a traffic accident at age eighteen caused lifelong pain and medical problems, she had been a promising student headed for medical school. During her recovery, she returned to her childhood hobby of art with the idea of becoming an artist. (From Wikipedia)

Kahlo is known for her self-portraits (much like Rembrandt). However, unlike other artists, she expresses her inner turmoil through more poetic painting through iconography rather than dramatic lighting.

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The Two Fridas (1939)

My Favorite Paintings:

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Marissa’s Top Art Museums – The Uffizi

I recently recommended places to visit in Florence and Rome to my future sister-in-law and I figured it would make a great blog post as well about people interested in visiting those locations.

Art Museums

Gli Uffizi


Before we even get to the collection itself: the whole building is itself a masterpiece of architecture.

History | The Uffizi

Commissioned by Cosimo I de’ Medici, first Grand Duke of Tuscany, the building, was conceived to house the “Uffizi”, the administrative and legal offices of Florence. The work was entrusted to artist Giorgio Vasari, who designed an edifice with a Doric column portico, in a style that was both elegant and severe, established “upon the river and almost in the air”. – Le Gallerie degli Uffizi website

Gli Uffizi is home to many famous historical art pieces and is the number one priority destination for any art lover or artist.

Most famous pieces: The Birth of Venus(Botticelli), Adoration of the Magi (Da Vinci)


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My favorites:
Caravaggio’s Medusa, Bronzino’s portraits, the ancient Greek and Roman sculpture


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