|"I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality." - Frida Kahlo|
Join us and the Altadena Library (unincorporated Los Angeles foothill community above Pasadena) as it celebrates the life of Frida Kahlo.
Kahlo is one of the most important 20th century artists of the Americas. The library's Miriam Quezada will present an exhibition and movie inspired by Kahlo's life and artistic work.
She painted her pain, solitude, returning to her Mexican origins, the political activism reflecting her commitment to social justice, and the surrealism reflected in her art, all incorporated into her natural surroundings. More
- FREE special Altadena Library event
- 600 East Mariposa St., near Lake Ave.
- Altadena, Los Angeles, CA 91101
- Saturday, Oct. 15, 2:00-4:30 pm
Kahlo's life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home known as the Blue House. She gave her birth date as July 7, 1910. But her birth certificate shows July 6, 1907. Kahlo allegedly wanted the year of her birth to coincide with the year of the beginning of the Mexican Revolution so that her life would begin with the birth of modern Mexico. At the age of 6, Frida developed polio, which caused her right leg to appear much thinner than the left. It remained that way permanently. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous (Native American) tradition and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.
|Luminary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and Salma Hayek's cinematic portrayal of her.|
|Frida and Che rival icons Mary and son (a.k.a. Virgin of Guadalupe and Jesus)|