Frida Kahlo

Female artists are taking over the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) in a new exhibition addressing the pernicious problem of underrepresentation in art museums.
Frida Kahlo is one of the most important female artists of the 20th century. Her life was often marred by tragedy, but that did not stop her from making a powerful impact on her time and leaving a…
Films about “great” male artists like Picasso and Van Gogh abound, but if you look hard and dig deep enough you’ll find films about great women artists, some well-worth watching, others, not so much.
In 1925, Frida Kahlo was on her way home from school in Mexico City when the bus she was riding collided with a streetcar. She suffered near-fatal injuries and her disability became a major theme in…
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s unique and immediately recognizable style was an integral part of her identity. Kahlo came to define herself through her ethnicity, disability, and politics, all of which…
One of the most recognizable faces in all of art history is making her big debut at the Brooklyn Museum this weekend. The highly anticipated blockbuster exhibit Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be…

Pinpoint a figure staring directly out at you in an early Renaissance painting and chances are it’s a surreptitious self-portrait, slipped into a crowded scene. It took time for artists to feel…

Billie Holiday with her pit bull. Jacob Lawrence in his Coast Guard uniform. Georgia O’Keeffe with her Model A Ford. See how photographers helped craft the public personas of their creative…