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Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Frida Kahlo in Buttons


"I paint myself because I am often alone and I am the subject I know best." -Frida Kahlo 

Recently I have come across one brilliant video on youtube called 'Frida Kahlo in Button' which was basically illustrating the process of creating a picture of Frida using over 2000 buttons and 6 tubes of industrial glue in 8 hours by a designer Ashley Hackshaw. Interesting how simple buttons become a piece of art.

 Simple, but nice..

For those who do not know Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter. She painted using vibrant colors in a style that was influenced by indigenous cultures of Mexico and European influences including realism, symbolism, and surrealism. Many of her works are self-portraits that symbolically articulate her own pain.

In 1925, Kahlo was riding in a bus when the vehicle collided with a trolley car. She suffered serious injuries in the accident, including a broken spinal column.

After the accident, Kahlo turned her attention away from the study of medicine and began her career as a painter. The accident left her in a great deal of pain while she recovered in a full body cast; she painted to occupy her time during her temporary state of immobilization.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjghDoUMiMM


14th February
London, UK

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