Magdalena Carmen Frieda Khalo y Caldéron (1907-1954) became very popular with Julie Taymor's 2002 film "Frida". I watched the film at Quarteto, in Lisbon, one year before it closed to never opening again. That movie theater was a magical place, just like the old time cinemas, and "Frida" was such an inspiring and moving story.
|Las dos Fridas, 1939|
Frida was a very active ahead of her time painter. She was politically active and became a feminist icon as she was an independant woman in charge of her own destiny. In adicttion she became a style icon: Frida had a very distinctive and folked inspired look. But she had that beauty which isn't obvious: she has something which isn't well-behaved and some wilderness which for me is what makes her really beautiful. It is that beauty and the beast mixture and it is clear that she inspires me a lot.