Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Inner Landscape


The theme at The Three Muses this week (Artist Of Choice) is a theme I could go on all year for inspiration - my list is endless! But time after time I come back to Frida Kahlo; her story expressed through her art encompassing both the beauty and darkness of her days. As a (woman) artist she broke through barriers largely dominated by men and was not afraid to tell her story through often shocking and somewhat morbid themes- but she did so with honesty and heart. I admire her ability to show the darker side (something I need to work on in my art) without fear of criticism or rejection. I also find it fascinating that a large amount of her paintings are self portraits- perhaps her searching the inner landscape for both her beauty and shortcomings. Truly an eye-opening artist. This piece is a collage of images from (google, Holliewood at deviant art and Frida's journal clippings.

41 comments:

  1. Lori, I love it! For several years I have done an altar for Day of the Dead celebration at the Art Center of Indianapolis. I features Frida for two years in a row. I'll post my Doll's I made of her and an art quilt I created. You'll have to tell me what you think?
    Paulette

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  2. Gorgeous colors in this composition, Lori. Frida Kahlo's art and life are always an inspiration. You've done a wonderful job of incorporating her essence in this piece.

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  3. Gotta love it!! Anything FRida!! is great--you've done a wonderful job with this image.

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  4. Oh now this is a powerful piece Lori! Your work inspires me everyday!

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  5. Your thoughts show that you are looking to go deeper into your art--- heart. As people and bloggers we all feel like we walk a fine line about being accepted and expressing who we really are-. I hope you will know that I will follow either way- teri

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  6. Am so loving all those intricate layers which makes this piece so special Lori. Annette x

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  7. A great choice, I love frida her woork, her life, what she represents.
    And your collage is a true beauty.
    Pat

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  8. Fantastic Frida hommage, I love her paintings.

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  9. Wonderful piece, great homage to the wonderful Frida. Love it!

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  10. We adore her all, don´t we?
    Great collage

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  11. Lori, you have chosen a great artist, a woman whose slogan could have been "I am what I am". What wonderful resolve she had to persuade people to accept her and her art exactly as they were. I enjoyed your written piece on Frida and your artpiece is magnificent.

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  12. This is indeed such a inspirational theme isn't it Lori !!
    I love reading your story about Frida.
    I'm learning of you !!
    Thank you.

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  13. A wonderful choice and an extraordinary picture and post Lori...I think Frida would have adored it!!!

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  14. Brilliant collage of Frida, Lori! I applaud your talent.

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  15. You've certainly done Frida proud here, Lori, spectacular piece!

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  16. Wow Lori,
    What a truly stunning collage of Frida, really fabulous..
    I love it.
    Hugs,Laura.xoxx

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  17. This is so absolutely wonderful. The textures, colors, and whole feel of the piece of perfect.

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  18. I loved reading about Frida's life and see her wonderful work and you my dear friend have done such a wonderful illustration it is marvellous.

    Have a beautiful day Lori

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  19. Frida is a guardian angel for all artists. Imagine and live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  20. Ah! The wonderful Frida. Such a fantastic piece Lori. Beautifully done.xx

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  21. Frida is perfect.
    Absolutely great layers and design. I love them.

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  22. I love your choice of artist Lori, and the reasons for your choice. You have created a magnificent montage of Frida full of colour and texture and emotion and I love it.

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  23. Wonderful choice Lori. I nearly picked her too.

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  24. Hi Lori,
    Thankyou for the comment on my Blog, Art Dust. I'm happy you liked the art quilts and soft sculptures of Frida. I look forward to seeing all the great art you create as well.

    Paulette

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  25. Marvelous, Lori. This piece is one I find very thought-provoking. Kahlo was an interesting and, in some ways, very inspiring individual.

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  26. great tribute to Frida - and waht a great digital collage!!!

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  27. Lori, I have a friend who lives in Mexico and I had to send her a link to your blog. Here is what she said,

    Wow ... is that every gorgeous! People are so clever. Thank you for sharing. I'm in love with Frida and her life. Hope to get to see her house/museum this year. D

    It is indeed a beautiful piece.

    Carolyn

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  28. Love the many layers in your art!!!!!!!!!!!

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  29. This is wonderful, Lori - great colours and layering. I only 'discovered' Frida a couple of years ago. She was such an interesting person!

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  30. Late comment, Lori... sorry!! But this artwork of Frida touches a chord....I feel that she was the first real 'womens libber'! a fabulous selection and a great composition, my friend.
    Glenys

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  31. Lori this is fantastic as always!!

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  32. another great arty piece..you have inspired me to have a go at arty digi layouts too and I made one today

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  33. Beautiful piece Lori..gorgeous work! your art is beautiful however you express it! I found my art especailly as a teen was dark and raw..and in my later years went from dark to lighter..and everything inbetween...we all go through different journeys and the art is perfect for each part. Shine on!
    Victoria~

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  34. Lori this is just Stunningly Beautiful my friend.....

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  35. This is so beautiful! I loved that you used Frida as your inspiration, because she still remains an inspiration to so many of us now!

    Betty

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  36. Great choice, great artwork!

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  37. You captured Frida's spirit in an amazing way, you can be proud of this splendid piece, Lori, very moving and great energy, I love it much

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