Frida Kahlo in photographs

Simultaneously with the acclaimed Dallas Museum of Art’s exhibition, México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde, PDNB Gallery in Dallas (TX, USA) is exhibiting a special selection of photographs of the influential Mexican Surrealist painter and icon, Frida Kahlo.

The exhibition highlights the playful and candid portraits of Frida taken by artist and close companion, Lucienne Bloch (1909-1999). B y an encounter with the great Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera, Bloch was subsequently introduced to Frida, and the two developed a deep friendship. During Diego’s turbulent stay in the United States, Bloch became an important figure in Frida’s life, helping her overcome a number of obstacles that would later reflect in the artist’s most important paintings. Bloch would also document many of Diego’s prominent mural works including “Unity Panel” at the New Workers School in New York, 1933, (included in the exhibition) and the only surviving photographs of the controversial Rockefeller Center mural, which was destroyed in 1934.

Also featured in this exhibition are the vibrant color and black & white photographs of Frida Kahlo by the master photographer and Frida’s longtime lover, Nickolas Muray (1892-1965). Throughout their ten years on and off affair, Muray would photograph Frida during his visits to Mexico and while she was in New York for her solo exhibition at the Julian Levy Gallery. The images included by Muray reveal the eccentric, colorful and forceful figure that was Frida through both candid moments and studio settings.

Frida Kahlo
March 11 – April 15, 2017.
154 Glass St #104
Dallas, TX 75207
USA
Nickolas Murray

Nickolas Murray

Nickolas Murray

Nickolas Murray

Nickolas Murray

Nickolas Murray


Snapchat has released 3 special filters for International Women’s Day

At 8am, the app released the lenses, which will be available around the world for 24 hours.

Those who want to send a selfie in the spirit of IWD can apply an animated lense celebrating Marie Curie, Frida Kahlo and Rosa Parks.

Don’t be afraid to give it a go if you’re not a woman – everyone can celebrate by applying a filter.
Why not make like Kahlo with the filter that applies her iconic look to your selfie, complete with flower crown, full brows and red lipstick?

Who was Frida Kahlo?

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter born in 1907.

She was known for her self – portraits and made her brows a symbol of her empowerment.

She captured paintings depicting her life, personality and experiences.

The Frida Kahlo Corporation said that ‘Frida is considered to be the first selfie artist, she told a story of love, life, strength and passion thru her self-portraits.’

Or you could go for the Marie Curie look, which adds animated test tubes to your selfie.

Who was Marie Curie?

Marie Curie was a Polish physicist and chemist who is known for her research into radioactivity.

She is known for her discovery of radium and polonium, and was awarded the Nobel Prize which has contributed a great deal towards the treatment of cancer.

The Rosa Parks filter adds her hat and glasses to your face as part of the animation, adding the quote ‘You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.’

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