17 March – 3 April 2016 Open daily Mon-Fri: 10-6pm Sat-Sun:10-5pm
The East End Prints Shop, Fount London, Railway Arch 359 Westgate Street, London, E8 3RN
East End Prints join the Women’s History Month celebrations with an exhibition inspired in the life and work of Frida Kahlo. Drawing, Mosaic, Street Art, Painting, Printing all mediums are involved.
Considered one of the Mexico’s greatest artist, Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 in Coyocoan, Mexico City, Mexico. She grew up in the family’s home where was later referred as the Blue House or Casa Azul.Life experience is a common theme in Kahlo’s approximately 200 paintings, sketches and drawings. Her physical and emotional pain are depicted starkly on canvases, as is her turbulent relationship with her husband, fellow artist Diego Rivera, who she married twice. Of her 143 paintings, 55 are self-portraits.
Frida Kahlo’s fame has been growing after her death. Her Blue House was opened as a museum in the year of 1958. In 1970s the interest on her work and life are renewed due to the feminist movement, since she was viewed as an icon of female creativity.