The Getty Museum challenged people worldwide to recreate famous works of art using items from home.
Once again, Leah made my dream come to my life. Her chameleonic beauty makes it so easy to transform in every possible character, from Sleeping Beauty to Wonderwoman, to my very own Girl with a Pearl Earring.
To celebrate all the fearless women that I know on International Women's Day, I am sharing Leah as Frida Kahlo.
"HERE’S TO STRONG WOMEN:
MAY WE KNOW THEM.
MAY WE BE THEM.
MAY WE RAISE THEM."
Who was Frida Kahlo?
Frida Kahlo (1907 - 1954) was a Mexican artist born in 1907.
Throughout her life, Kahlo was passionate about social justice and Mexican politics. She was particularly invested in exploring issues related to cultural and ethnic identity, colonialism, gender, and class in Mexican society. Kahlo initially studied science at school and planned on becoming a doctor. However, her dreams were derailed when a car crash left her permanently disabled at the age of 18.
During her recovery from this accident, Kahlo returned to her childhood love of painting and produced several works while on bed-rest between 1925 and 1927.
When her bed-rest was complete, Kahlo re-entered society and joined the Mexican Communist Party in 1927. It was here that she met her husband, Diego Rivera with whom she spent the next ten years of her life traveling through Mexico and the United States.
Kahlo’s artistic sensibility and signature style developed in full. Her main source of inspiration was Mexican folk culture, which she blended with elements from pre-Colombian and Catholic mythology in her paintings.