I was so excited when the opportunity arose to visit the home of Frida Kahlo: La Casa Azul.
The experience to walk through the home she was raised, the home she died and the home she painted her most popular works in, was one I would never thought I would experience. My interest for one of the most influential artists grew while living in México, to be honest I did not know a lot about Frida beforehand, but there is so much we can learn from her!
Life is worth living no matter how painful it sometimes is
At the age of 18, Frida got into a terrific accident, which forced her to wear a plaster corset to support her spine for the rest of her life. Most of the time she was confined to bedrest. Yet Frida loved to live.
Always remain grounded
Even though Frida was one of the most famous artists of the 20th century – she remained to always treat everyone equally.
Be proud of what makes you special, even if it´s different
Frida’s signature unibrow and her hairy upper lip, was not ordinary attractive. But, she never made an effort to change herself, instead she was proud to be different. She painted herself with her thick brow, with the awareness that it belonged to her – it was the part of what made her stand out.
Never apologize for your strength
This woman was never silent, she always had her own opinion. She never worried that her success might suffer of the results of being herself. Frida never apologized for her opinion, her art or her world view.
Be proud of where you come from
Frida was born to a German father and a Mexican mother. Her love of these mix of cultures is apparent in every aspect of Frida’s life. From her art to her sense of style to the interior of her home. She proudly dressed in traditional Mexican styles.
Frida Kahlo a true role model from whom we can learn a lot.