An artist, fashion icon, and feminist cult figure in one: Frida Kahlo has left a lasting legacy on visual culture that continues to inspire filmmakers, contemporary artists, and fashion designers 70 years on. Frida Kahlo posters, prints, and portraits are a homage to a passionate artist whose muse was life itself.
Polio, a near-fatal traffic collision that fractured her pelvis, and several miscarriages: Kahlo’s life was plagued by misfortunes—blows of fate she tried to work through artistically. Time and again, she reacted to the obstacles life threw in her way with courage and willpower.
The result? An impressive life’s work that continues to inspire films, Frida Kahlo posters, and a wealth of other artistic adaptations.
Self-portraits featuring animals are a staple of Frida Kahlo’s artistic output. Many of her dogs, birds, or primates are based on real creatures she kept as pets throughout her life. Each animal embodies a particular side of her soul—powerful emotional strains that ran through her life.
Colours also play an important role in her corpus of paintings. Each shade has a particular meaning for the Mexican artist. In her diaries, she decoded her use of colour, for example writing that black stood for nothingness and yellow for insanity.
Your own Frida museum
Original Frida Kahlos can be admired in Mexico City’s Museo Dolores Olmedo. But if jetting halfway across the globe is a bit far for you, you can simply make your own showcase of Frida Kahlo posters and pay tribute to the iconic painter from the comfort of your own home.
From digital montages to classic portraits to stylised Frida figures, there are plenty of options. Add some floral motifs to complement the animalistic and botanical themes of your Frida shrine.