Frida Kahlo’s Bathroom

The confident handwriting of Frida Kahlo’s diary watches over the entrance to the display of her possessions at London’s V&A in “Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up.” It almost doesn’t matter what’s written in Spanish; the words themselves seduce you. There is something evocative about ink on paper concealed within the pages of a journal.

Collected by Madonna, more famous than Tequila, Kahlo’s famous face with its monobrow and mustache is easily co-opted as feminist icon, female artist, wronged wife. But the Mexican-German Kahlo is full of seductive contradictions, like her simultaneously decorative and direct handwriting. The sexy cripple who painted, lived and loved in her four-poster bed is an original, not a symbol.

”Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up” Through November 4, 2018
V&A Museum, London

Posted by: TAWD on September 22, 2018

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