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Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo: Remembering the Mexican artist’s myriad faces

JULY 6, ON THIS DAY The acclaimed Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, best known for her uncompromising and brilliantly coloured self-portraits that dealt with themes such as identity, the human body and death was born on this day, 6 July, 1907. Her birth name was Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderon. Frida had never planned to …

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Recounting the legend (and the pain) of being Frida Kahlo

In the international art world, one artist who is nothing short of mythical is Frida Kahlo. The anecdotes surrounding her, the mercurial relationship she had with her partner, Deigo Riviera, her incessant battle with various ailments (she caught polio at age six), her obsession to paint even when her hands didn’t permit (she painted with …

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Kahlo set to smash records, Picasso’s daughter settles taxes, and are there enough Americans at Art Basel?

A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends …

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Lesser known works of Kahlo and Hokusai explored; and a very cute pupper paints a flower!

A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends …

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The retrospective that had feted Frida Kahlo\’s centennial year

June 13, On This Day 14 years ago, at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City… Mexican painter Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón, widely known as Frida Kahlo, is a distinctive name and face in the art world, known for her many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of …

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Art spins charity for India\’s Covid frontlines, a unique Frida Kahlo retrospective opens up, and more

A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends …

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The day Frida Kahlo’s Barbie version got rejected (And Joan Miro was born)

April 20, On This Day A Swedish piece of sunshine During the 20th century, a certain painting became an icon for the history of Stockholm, the Swedish capital. Even today, it is frequently displayed whenever the history of the city is commemorated. This piece of art is Vädersolstavlan (Swedish for ‘The Sundog Painting’) — an …

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