Frida Kahlo fever has hit London, it’s official!
At Luminaire Arts, the team has been super excited about the V&A exhibition ever since we heard about it last year. Imagine our delight when official sponsors of the exhibition Grosvenor Estates invited us to be part of their pre-exhibition festival Frida’s Belgravia in Bloom (https://www.grosvenorlondon.com/whats-on/belgravia-in-bloom/). Pop over to see out artwork at Frida’s Parlour. (https://www.grosvenorlondon.com/whats-on/belgravia-in-bloom/)
Entry to Frida’s Parlour (141 Ebury Street SW1W 9QW) is free from 10am-6pm every day throughout Belgravia in Bloom (19-26 May) then Wed-Sat until 16 June.
Why are we so inspired by Frida?
As an artist, her work showed such emotional expression of her life and of Mexico, it is a world away from other exhibitions we usually see in the city.
There is an inherent feminist feel in her work and the exploration of challenges she faced in her life from her disability to being female artist at the time.
Colour and Mexican heritage
From her fashion, jewellery, art and personal belongings, one can tell Frida Kahlo had an adventurous and exciting life. The exhibition will bring Frida’s Mexico to London and we can’t wait! In all areas of her life, Frida used colour to express herself, the exhibition will be a welcome change to the male dominated exhibitions we often see in London.
What Frida means for female artists today
The art world we know is male dominated and historically a very western centric; to have an artist like Frida at the V& A is an inspiration for everyone, let’s hope for more diversity in London’s art exhibitions.
Luminaire Arts have also investigated further issues facing female artist in their recently commissioned video “Women in Art” which you can view below….