Week 3 of the Dead Artist Society project went pretty well. I think this week I was able to start to take some of what I'm learning and do some of my own things with it. I feel like there's still a lot to learn and make in just ten short days though.
notes: Once while painting Frida, Diego reportedly told her, "you have the face of a dog." She was undaunted and could hold her own; she responded, "and you have the face of a frog."
notes: Their trip to San Francisco in 1930 was the first time Frida traveled outside Mexico. She had wanted to travel since her school days and was excited to be venturing so far from home. // The United States did not hold the fascination for Frida that it held for Diego. Ultimately living outside of Mexico gave her a deeper appreciation of her home country.
notes: following her marriage Frida started wearing traditional Mexican clothing: rebozo, traditional dresses, peasant blouse, huaraches, jade jewelry, etc. She customized her casts, back brace, and prosthetic leg. (I also had to include the hand 🤚earrings that Picasso gave her.)
newspaper headline: Wife of the Master Mural Painter Gleefully Dabbles in Works of Art. notes: this reminded me of the way many women athletes were portrayed this summer by the media during the Olympics. 🙄 Though at the time of this article Frida was very modest about her work and claimed that it was a pastime....kept her busy and her mind off her troubles.
Went off in a tangent this day pixelating #fridakahlo paintings, looking for dominant colors, and trying to put together a Frida-inspired color palette.
some little collages today based off the previous day's pixelated paintings... notes:// 1937 Frida (age 30) sold four paintings for $200 each. She "was pleased and excited at the idea that she could be financially independent from Diego. The sale marked a turning point in seeing her art as work and not just a hobby. It encouraged her to be more disciplined and paint regularly."