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Google Arts and Culture: Faces of Frida

Google Arts & Culture editors have culled materials from over 30 museum and archival collections to compile this web feature on the legendary artist Frida Kahlo. Scrolling from the top, the first three sections encountered are an online exhibition, Frida Kahlo: Viva la vida!, curated by the Museo Dolores Olmedo. This is followed by two editorial features: an interview with author Frances Borzello titled "Why We Need To See Frida Kahlo Beyond Her Biography," and a second interview with historian Alejandro Rosas that discusses Frida's relationship with socialism and the Mexican revolution. "A Closer Look at Frida's Art" provides in-depth analysis of individual paintings such as Pitahayas, a 1938 still-life depicting a pile of Mexican fruit that Kahlo described as "fuchsia on the outside and hides the subtlety of a whitish-gray pulp flecked with little black spots that are its seeds inside. This is a wonder!" "I Paint My Reality" explores Frida's life events through her art, while other areas of the website allow visitors to browse all the artworks included in the web feature, discuss Frida's use of color, provide glimpses of Frida's writings from archival collections, and let viewers see how contemporary photographers depicted Frida Kahlo.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-06-01
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