Frida said that she painted self-portraits the most because she knew herself the most. Through these remarkable portraits of agony, passion and longing, Frida has rendered herself an icon in the contemporary art world. Many contemporary artists paint Frida's image, lovingly paying homage to her very recognizable brow. The contemporary artists tend to create cuter images, but maintaining just the right amount of creepiness.
Artist Mara Cardenas Ruz (aka Lunara) is one artist who creates fascinating, loving images of Frida.
I adore these! What a fine tribute to Frida. Love the big eyes. Cute, but complex. My favorite is the blue one. I would love to have it. Even more than that, I wish I'd painted it. You simply must check out her other art, it is sublime. Mara's flickr set is here, her blog is here and her Etsy shop is here. Oh and Mara - Amelie is my favorite movie too!
Tomorrow we will look at the queen of creepy. Stay tuned.