Remembering Frida Kahlo - A Screening
Here’s your chance to witness and admire the magnificent work of famed Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Pay your homage to one of the greatest artists to have lived amongst us.
About Frida Kahlo
Frida was born in 1907 but claimed to be born in 1910, the year of the outbreak of the Mexican revolution because she wanted her life to begin together with the modern Mexico. This detail well introduces us to a singular personality, characterized since her childhood by a deep sense of independence and rebellion against social, moral and ordinary habits, moved by passion and sensuality, proud of her 'Mexicanidad' and cultural tradition set against the reigning Americanization; everything mixed with a peculiar sense of humour.
Her life was marked by physical suffering. It all started with polio that she contracted at the age of five. A bus accident caused severe injuries to her body owing to a pole that pierced her from the stomach to the pelvis. The medicine of her time tortured her body with surgical operations (32 throughout her life), corsets of different kinds and mechanical stretching systems.
Lots of her works were painted while lying in the bed. Because of these physical conditions, Frida could not have children and this was devastating for her. It is impossible to sum up in few lines the complexity and charm of Frida's life.
About Bombay Drawing Room
Founded by a self taught artist Snehal Patil, Bombay Drawing room is an initiative that fosters a fun and a non-judgemental environment that was created by the vision to encourage creative expression in everyday settings.
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