Sunday, 11 May 2014

Frida Kahlo

More art on ITV London! Wonders will never cease. In today's Perspectives - Under My Skin: Emeli Sande in Search of Frida Kahlo at 10pm, the award-winning singer/songwriter travels to Mexico City to find out how her heroine overcame diversity to establish herself as one of the world's best-known female artists (CLICK). I suspect Sande's interest in Kahlo is more as a successful woman and role model than as a painter. The part title Under My Skin arises from a tattoo of Freda Kahlo's face which Sande had etched onto her forearm. Kahlo is best known for her self-portraits with those famous beetling eyebrows, Shown is her surrealist painting The Broken Column (1944) which depicts herself with nails in her flesh and tears spilling from her eyes. It's a powerful self-portrait of pain.


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