Frida Kahlo

I have always been intrigued by the life of artists. Even though we often say that, a picture is worth a thousand words, when it comes to artwork there is so much more to the painting than the painting itself. Knowing about the artist adds so much value to the viewer.

Frida Kahlo was one of the artists about which I became curious. Be it her notorious unibrow, her disturbing paintings or her fashion icon status, I really wanted to find out more about her life and personality. We are so lucky to have so much information readily available nowadays: books, documentaries, movies, so much information online, it’s so easy to delve into an artist’s life and, hence, their paintings. And when you see those same paintings again, you get to look at them in a completely different light.

I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you.

Filakia, Sophie

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