The bright, modern work of Frida Kahlo have made her a popular choice for art print reproductions with a variety of art fans, drawn to her extraordinary life story, the vivid colours of her work or the introspective nature of her self-portraits.
Kahlo Prints are an excellent example of Mexican art at it's best and Frida Kahlo remains one of the most famous Mexican painters ever. She is best remembered for her contributions as a strong female artist, depicting art away from the male-centered norms. The artist also helped to promote traditional Mexican values and style through her natural portraits. Frida Kahlo paintings such as Broken Column, Self-Portrait with Monkey, Two Fridas, Frame and several other self-portraits remain amongst the best art ever to have come from Mexico and this website introduces the best prints available from her entire career.
Frida Kahlo was an extraordinary personality who filled Mexican art with beautiful paintings during a turbulent but inspired career which has become more and more popular in recent years, with Kahlo achieving a strong cult status all across the world. Kahlo is best known for a series of self-portrait paintings which serve as a visual diary to her life and uncover her inward emotions which she struggled to fully control as her complex character struggled for stability. You can also find Frida Kahlo paintings here or learn more about her life and career in our biography.
The creative Mexican's self-portraits depicted the artist in a variety of moods, though normally with a seemingly pensive look. Most of her self-portraits would feature simple expressions but with complicated detail around the rest of the painting. Frida was a proud Mexican and her style of painting was very typical for this country, with bright colours the main focus in a similar way European impressionists who would value colour above anything else in their paintings.
Frida Kahlo was a revolutionary artist in many ways and this helped her popularity to rise greatily in the certain sections of society that she represented. Women respected the way her art was honest and clearly depicted female life whereas previously painters had normally given an unrealistic coverage of women with their paintings. Kahlo went beyond her health problems to produce a career which oozes creativity and strength of character which now impresses so many all over the world.
She is also well known for her relationship with fellow artist Diego Rivera who himself was a Mexican muralist who gained greater exposure during his life than Frida, whose success came after her slighly troubled life had come to an end. At the time she was seen very much in the shadow of Diego Rivera, but her art has since gained a name and reputation in it's own right. See above for Kahlo prints, click on any of the links to jump through to our recommended art retailer where you can buy the print itself, or choose from hundreds of others in the Kahlo gallery. There is a comprehensive list of Kahlo's other key prints in the gallery, as featured below too. You can find tapestries, stretched canvases and framed / unframed art prints there.
The famous female Mexican painter can be seen in the prints within this website to have produced many self-portraits as a way of depicting her life and her mood which were equally turbulent and as such her paintings make an excellent diary of her progression both in her art career and in general. She was known to have suffered depression, as shown in "Thinking about death" but many others of her works were far more upbeat and colourful, giving more positive feelings to the viewer. It is these that prove most popular today with art buyers looking to add her prints to their homes.
Two Fridas is an odd but inspired work by Kahlo and certainly one her best known too. It is a self-portrait featuring herself twice in different outfits in a highly memorable choice of painting. Kahlo would always find inspiration to paint herself and this would sometimes help her to overcome her own loneliness which was a common emotion that she felt throughout her life. The troubles which are underlined within this painting and generally ignored by those who appreciate the work in the modern day, who prefer to reflect on it's originality and the beauty found within this work.
Portraits by Kahlo were broadly mixed between full length and just shoulder-up paintings where she would either concentrate on the expressions of the subject or include greater visual information on their clothing and the surrounding scenery. Many of her paintings have a great charm and style within them which combines the native approach of traditional Mexico with her own creativity and revolutionary artistic confidence.
Frame is another example of the detail and illustrative content which would go into portraits by this skilled Mexican painter who in this painting added charming birds into each bottom corner to finish off an elaborate frame around a portrait of the artist herself. As with previous works, there is also a focus on nature with flowers covering most of the rest of the edges of the painting, and giving the artist the opportunity to offer up her bold colour choices for which she is so well known. Frida Kahlo Obras is one of the most popular searched online for topics related to this artist which represents how her name remains strongest within Hispanic areas of the country.
For those interested in reading more about her in a language other than English, please use the foreign-language links at the top of the page, taking you to content written in European, South American and Asian languages, in addition to the English texts found on this page. Frida is an artist who will always be popular for her honest life which came up against many difficulties but still produced an incredible portfolio of work that retained in most cases the classic Mexican colour and boldness which overcame her own more negative moments. She remains an artist, like so many others, who have been hindered and inspired by their own problems in equal measure.
Fans of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, her husband, will be interested in our list below of other famous Mexican artists. The list is not entirely comprehensive but featured most of the best and many use the traditional Mexican styles which develop strong colours and political discussion alongside normal life for the common person. Below that is a list of the key paintings from Frida Kahlo's career.
José Luis Cuevas
Manuel Rocha Iturbide
Oscar González Loyo
Manuel Lepe Macedo
Gilberto Aceves Navarro
José Clemente Orozco
David Alfaro Siqueiros
You can see a full list of other well known Frida Kahlo prints below: