Sunday, July 15, 2018

Frida's New Garden Frida Kahlo Oil Painting by k Madison Moore



Frida’s New Garden - Frida Kahlo
111 th Birthday Painting

Forever Frida Series
Oil Paintings in Canvas
by
k Madison Moore

18 x 18 x 2 Oil on Canvas

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My last Frida’s Garden sold immediately so I had a few requests to do another so here is
Frida’s New Garden. In most of my portraits of Frida she is young and I tend to make her more
beautiful and feminine that she really was as that is the way my minds eye sees her. She has always 
been beautiful to me. In this portrait of Frida, I saw her aging with a few character  lines around the  eyes and about the face and the gray hairs starting to show. Funny how differently I saw her this time.
Of course I had to surround her with Diego's Cala Lilies, his favorite flowers.

Frida’s house in Coyoacán in Mexico City known as Casa Azul, or Blue House, now the Frida Kahlo Museum. It was there that Kahlo was born in 1907 and lived with Diego Rivera, after marrying him in 
1929. Together the two created a garden that celebrated the plant life of Mexico and the artistic expression of its native peoples. Many of these plants found their way on to her body– she almost 
always wore flowers threaded through her hair – and into her paintings. The garden was a place of 
both comfort and inspiration for Kahlo and its garden can be counted as one of her creative artworks
in collaborations with Diego.

Kahlo’s dining-room table was decorated daily with bouquets of marigolds, blue and calla lilies, white irises, blood-red coxcomb, red zinnias blue bachelor buttons and violets. Dahlias  were commonly seen in Frida's hair.

A facsimile of the tiered pyramid that Kahlo and Rivera installed at Casa Azul to display Rivera’s collection of pre-Hispanic artifacts adorns their garden. 


“I paint flowers so they will not die - Frida Kahlo”





Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera's Garden at Casa La Azul













Saturday, July 7, 2018

Frida Kahlo 111 th Birthday Forever Frida Birthday Collage by k Madison Moore


HAPPY BIRTHDAY 111 th

FRIDA KAHLO

This is Frida Kahlo’s 111 th Birthday weekend.
It is such a shame that we had to loose her at such an early age.
She had so much more to give. I can only image how many people are
 inspired by her. People all over the world are celebrating her this weekend.

My intentions were to have a beautiful finished painting done to celebrate
Fridas 111 th Birthday Friday but sudden serious oral surgery and recovery time
got in the way. Totally out of my control but I am disappointed. It is about 75%
done so when completed next week I will post it. This is a beauty!

Meanwhile…...
I decided to do a Collage of all the paintings in my Forever Frida Series.
I have a few for sale so if you are interested email me for your collectors prices.

If you may be interested in Fine Art Prints they are available in my shop

or... contact me directly with the title of the print for your collectors price.
Through the shop you will not gain the discount so grab titles and sizes and email
me and I will quote to you. Combined shipping available.
Free USA shipping Available on 3 prints or more.

Collectors Prices only apply for existing collectors unless
you are interested in multiple prints or wholesale.

Have fun celebrating Frida!


Sunday, July 1, 2018

Love at The Blue House Frida and Diego by k Madison Moore



Love at The Blue House
Frida and Diego
Inspired by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

14 x 18 Oil Painting on canvas Frida and Diego
 by k Madison Moore










Frida and Diego at La Casa Azul Video Here



The Frida Kahlo Museum, in the former home of the celebrated Mexican artist, is located in the Coyoacán borough of Mexico City. Also known as "La Casa Azul" ("The Blue House")

Their friend, architect and artist Juan O'Gorman, to design and built a home for them in Mexico City where they would live on their return to Mexico. Tis would serve as their hime and their studio’s.



Frida and Diego lived here from 1934 to 1939  In 1939 they divorced and Frida went back to live in La Casa Azul, her family home in Coyoacán. They remarried the following year, and Diego joined Frida in the blue house, but he maintained this building in San Angel Inn as his studio. After Frida's death in 1954, Diego resumed living here full time except for when he was traveling. He died here in 1957.



The Blue House La Casa Azul







Love Letter to Diego from Frida

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.––Frida Kahlo




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