Querida Frida Khalo
Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón. Born to a German father and a mestiza mother, Kahlo spent most of her childhood and adult life at La Casa Azul, her family home in Coyoacán. Kahlo’s interests in politics and art led her to join the Mexican Communist Party in 1927.
Similarly to many other contemporary Mexican artists, Kahlo was heavily influenced by Mexicanidad, a romantic nationalism that had developed in the aftermath of the revolution.
The Mexicanidad movement claimed to resist the “mindset of cultural inferiority” created by colonialism, and placed special importance on indigenous cultures.
Before the revolution, Mexican folk culture – a mixture of indigenous and European elements – was disparaged by the elite, who claimed to have purely European ancestry and regarded Europe as the definition of civilization which Mexico should imitate.
• Poster size: 24 inches x 36 inches
• 20.5 mil thick poly-cotton blend canvas
• Hand-stretched over solid wood stretcher bars
• Matte finish coating
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