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Painting reality

January 22, 2013

I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality. – Frida Kahlo


This past weekend, the Art Gallery of Ontario wrapped up its exhibit of the work of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

The works were both inspirational and heartbreaking — lives full of challenges, pain and upheaval as well as immense conviction, beauty and love.

Among the exhibit were photos of Frida Kahlo. Her look was distinctive and striking. Her personal style was informed by traditional Mexican garments and colours.

In particular, the photos of Frida by photographer Nickolas Muray are memorable for their vibrancy and composition.

This one was my favourite.

The colour and textures serve as a great place to draw from to add a touch of artistic energy to your wardrobe.

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Anthropologie; right, Winter Waves cardigan; left, Quinby Intarsia cardigan.

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