Stepping within Frida Kahlo’s garden is a little like stepping in her closet. The Mexican artist is known for her colorful nonconformist views – long skirts, uneven Rosa stacked heels, the legendary Synophrys – -, and often natural wove in her wardrobe. “Frida would get flowers directly from the garden and wear them in their hair,” said Joanna Groarke, curator at the New York Botanical Garden. “Typically, dahlias or bougainvillea.”
You find both of these flower varieties in the Frida Kahlo exhibition: art, life, opened in the morning at the Botanical Garden and consists of two sections. First gardener Kahlo and Rivera have garden in the Casa Azul from archive photos, paintings and first-hand accounts newly created. As expected, is filled with the Mexican flora of cactuses, jacarandas, which once surrounded the ranch-style house lived the couple in Mexico City. A perfect model of Kahlo’s painting is Studio in the garden up to the oil paints and brush hidden. Just a short walk away, are on display in the Museum as well as numerous photographs of the famous camera happy artist 14 botanical topics Kahlo. “she never missed a photo opportunity” said Norberto Rivera, Director of photography at Throckmorton fine art gallery, given many of the photographs for the show. “she was her own PR girl.”
Kahlo’s actual wardrobe — and their surreal self – portraits – – this garden was deeply inspired. In life she was wearing flowers on her dark hair piled; on canvas she painted himself as a sunflower-human hybrid. In a particularly striking paintings, self-portrait with thorn necklace and Hummingbird, Kahlo wears a necklace of thorns with charm of hummingbirds and butterflies embedded in her headdress. “The butterflies were real hair accessories that she wore,” said Mia D’ Avanza, Coordinator of the exhibition at the northernmost. The indoor exhibition, shows paired with the garden to close felt like Kahlo with the natural world. She wanted to have done more than paint it as a landscape painter for centuries, she wanted to wear it. “It is not like Monet who painted his garden,” said Francisca Coelho, NÖRDLICHSTENs top gardeners. “She embodies the garden. It was her.”
Kahlo’s eclectic Wardrobe the fashion world has always fascinated, but recently she has a moment of time. Ishiuchi Miyako photographed her blue swimsuit and cat-eye glasses for the Michael Hoppen Gallery in London, and Throckmorton fine art opens an exhibition called mirror… Portrait of Frida Kahlo in New York on September 21. On the slopes one Kahlo’s natural influence in Gucci autumn 2015 collection by Alessandro Michele feels. Dotted dresses with flowers that swooping rings and small Golden bees dominates hummingbirds sweater, heirloom style on the belt by lacy tops – – it’s all dyed with Kahlo’s free-form aesthetic.
“Their work was prophetic in anticipation of broader cultural issues such as post-colonialism, feminism and civil rights, that are relevant today,” said Sandra Fuentes – Berain, the Consul-General of Mexico in New York. We would like to add that it was prophetic in anticipating what designers and fashion consumers would crave in the year 2015. A little Kookiness, colour and individuality – if not wilderness, then at least a garden. “I love the idea that a dress has a memory,” said Michele said Style.com at his show in February. We can imagine a similar impression as Kahlo expressions.
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