Studio LP8 Frida Kahlo


We visited Brooklyn Museum for the Frida Kahlo exhibit on March 3. This exhibit includes the art works, her jewelry pieces, and all the wearable pieces of her.

My sketches of the three art pieces that I chose.


The first piece is a necklace that assembled by Frida.The stones were from a grave in Mexico during 250-900 CE. I first noticed this object because the material is very unique. The size is big and color is a very beautiful green. The stone in the middle looks like a shape of hand. I image the picture Frida Kahlo wear it during a non-work day for party or dinner. This piece refers the nation of beauty during that time is close to the nature. Nature color, nature materials, and nature shape.


The second piece is a woven cloth bag that made by Edward Weston. This bad is made in Mexico during 1926, and it made of gelatin  and silver print. I noticed the embroidery of the bag. It is very colorful and bright. I guess Frida used it to match her colorful  dresses. Because this bad is handmade so  it show that handmade objects shows the nation of beauty in Mexico.


The third piece is a dress that belong to Frida. I noticed this dress because of its color, the green top and violet dress remind me of the use of color in GUCCI. I think Frida usually wear it in daily life. This dress shows that Mexican and Frida herself prefers colorful clothes than monotone color.



Fashion object:Lace headdress and skirt

Date: before 1954

Creator: Juchian

Materia: Lace, cotton, ribbon

My first impression about this dress is wedding. Because this dress is so dreamy and pretty, and it includes headdress that often used in wedding.  In the picture on the right, Frida wears the same headdress. This painting is painted by Frida Kahlo in 1943. In this self portrait, Frida painted his husband on her forehead, with the lace and flower pattern on the headdress, it shows a feeling of love. The painting could only shows the headdress, and the style of the headdress is unusual so I was confused about what is around her head until i saw the actual dress.


My reflection

I like this exhibit because it shows all her life to us. Not only the paintings that painted by Frida, this exhibit includes her personal stuffs, such as jewelry,  bags and clothes. Those things helped me to know the artist better. Moreover, when I saw the connection between those stuffs and her painting,  I felt the thoughts and feeling of Frida, I kind of kewn why Frida includes those elements in her works. In addition,  the medical corset  impressed me a lot. It remind me that Frida is not a normal woman, she experienced a terrible accident that changed her life. But the colorful painting and drawing on the corset still shows her love to this world.

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