I also became a lover of Frida Kahlo, not so much because she twice became Diego Rivera's wife, more because I was soon fascinated by her life story, her strength, spark and pains in life, and by her works of art reflecting the events and emotions of her life. Frida was without doubt herself a work of art, her fascinating traditional Mexican dresses expressed the complexity of her nature. It was easy to fall in love with her.
This week I visited Kahlo and Diego Rivera's exhibition, showing at the Pallant House Gallery in Chichester. In the evening, I was lucky enough to listen to an interesting talk on Frida Kahlo by art historian and writer Frances Borzello, entitled ‘Frida Kahlo: The Autobiography of an Artist’. Frances Borzello, a passionate speaker from the heart, recently co-authored the book ‘Frida Kahlo: Face-to-Face’ with the iconic artist Judy Chicago, exploring the way that Frida Kahlo’s life is explored in her art.