Today we'll focus on the migration story of the mexica people from their homeland of Aztlan to the valley of mexico. We know about this story through a variety of sources that combine history and myth, one of the most central of which is the Tira de la peregrinacion. Which translates to "The Pilgrimage Strip"
Mexican surrealist artist Frida Kahlo celebrates her 25th year wedding anniversary with her husband Diego Rivera two weeks early because she acknowledges her looming death. The end of the scene captures her exit from life in the way most fitting to her: surreal.
Frida Kahlo is known for the masterful self-portraits she made during her turbulent life (1907 - 1954). We are fascinated by Kahlo for good reason. It's impossible to separate her remarkable and tragic life from her work, and she didn't want us to. Her beauty and resilience can make it hard to fully recognize the complexity and importance of the artwork that communicates it. We take a close look at her catalog, and consider what it tells us (and doesn't) about her as a person and her wider body of work.
The artist Frida Kahlo is a larger-than-life icon, While the artis passed away in 1954, when she was still with us Frida Kahlp propagated her own image in numerous ways through her distinctive style and commanding presence. We take a close look at her life growing up and what led her down the path of painting. We take an in depth look at what early influences would spark her body of work.