Frida Kahlo In Gringolandia Summary

Rebecca Block and Lynda Hoffman-Jeep. “Fashioning National Identity: Frida Kahlo in ‘Gringolandia’.” Woman 's Art Journal, Vol. 19, No. 2 (Autumn, 1998 - Winter, 1999), pp. 8-12
Block and Hoffman-Jeep’s journal article served as the inspiration for the thesis concerning Frida Kahlo’s fashion and persona as opposed to the one crafter by mass media, imperialist magazine producers. Due to the in depth analysis of photos taken of Frida through the 1930s, and analysis of her paintings which portray Frida between America and Mexico shows the influential imaginary wall between American culture and Mexican Culture; and the divergence in historic paths. While Mexican politics have experienced a large amount of turmoil throughout history, Frida was
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Going from an aside to her husband to now a million dollar profit margin linked with her name and works, without considering the money that has been made by fashion names that have used images of Frida for profit. In addition Baddeley analysis of images printed by Vogue and Elle magazine and interpreting how these images portray Frida in a way that is distant from the artist’s original powerful stances. By comparing the models poses and the way the attire is placed on them, Frida Kahlo’s spirit is mentioned with her name but not strong image. This article observes the increased popular response to Frida Kahlo’s name and allows for a critical approach of the ways that these popular culture sources disfigure Frida in a whole new…show more content…
Stating that fashion is an important source that informs culture and art, and this overtly evident in the life of Frida Kahlo. For this reason there are several interventions by Vogue portraying the iconic artist. Yet as is portrayed with Nelson, and as I attempt to portray myself, these depictions are usually lacking is not minimizing the power of Frida’s art work and image. Several of her interjections concerning Vogue, though brief are defiantly helpful in constructing a full case against Frida’s portrayal outside of
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