I remember my friends excitement when the Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up exhibition was first announced at the V&A - a few hours later we were booked on to view the exhibition within a week of it opening. As a feminist icon, respected artist and an example of a strong woman there's no wonder the exhibition has attracted so many visitors.
The exhibition showcases her personal objects demonstrating exactly how closely her life and her art were infused. From her make up collection, to her wardrobe to prosthetic limbs and pregnancy scans, the exhibition shows how her story and struggles have influenced her work.
There are so many lessons that can be learnt from Frida's story. How she overcame many difficulties to do what she loved, how she drew inspiration from her surroundings, how she embraced her own quirks, set her own style rules and was true to herself without worrying what others thought.
It's a great exhibition, really thought provoking and shows a different side to the artist's work, as well as dealing with some very relevant issues in the present day. I'd really recommend a visit if you can bear fighting your way through the crowds. L
Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up runs until the 4th November at the V&A. For tickets and information click here.