Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

2 Seasons

Discover the true essence of Frida Kahlo's artistic genius in our groundbreaking online masterclass. Have you ever wondered why Kahlo's work continues to captivate the world? Join us as we challenge the prevailing narrative surrounding her life and work, diving deep into the heart of her art and questioning her characterisation as a surrealist artist.
In this unique learning experience, we will unveil the hidden treasures within seven of Kahlo's most iconic paintings, carefully examining the intricate details and symbolism that reveal her life and, more importantly, her profound legacy in art history. By focusing on her work rather than her personal struggles, we aim to shift the conversation and present Kahlo as the powerful artist she truly was.
Enrol now to embark on a journey that combines meticulous analysis and intimate revelations on how she perceived her life and practice. Through the lens of her diary and personal reflections, we will explore the secrets and details that make her art truly exceptional. Don't miss this opportunity to gain a profound understanding of Kahlo's artistic legacy.

Frida Kahlo
  • Part I: The Myth of Frida Kahlo

    Episode 1

    During this video, we will outline the framework that will enable us to study Frida’s work, questioning the narrative of pain and suffering her work has been read through, alongside her relationship with surrealism. We will also dive into one of her artworks to understand her origins and how she ...

  • Part II: Frida's political gaze

    Episode 2

    In this video, we will study the importance of Frida’s relationship with politics and how it served her to build a completely distinct persona. We will explore the origins of one of her most famous artworks, My Dress Hangs There, which she made while she was in New York with her husband, Diego Ri...

  • Part III: Frida and Sexuality

    Episode 3

    In this video, we will explore how Frida addressed sexuality in her artworks. We will explore 3 of her paintings, allowing us to observe how trailblazer she was for sexual liberation and self-determination at the beginning of the 20th century. To help you navigate this video, we recommend you ans...

  • Part IV: Challenging Surrealism

    Episode 4

    In this video, we will question Frida’s relationship with Surrealism and how much it serves her work (or not) to be placed within that category by analysing in depth the painting The Two Fridas exhibited in the Surrealist Exhibition in Mexico in 1940. To help you navigate this video, we recommend...