Frida at San Antonio Botanical Garden

I got a two for one experience with the Frida Kahlo exhibit at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Frida was passionate about the natural world, flora and fauna were integral to Her home, garden, and artwork. Since childhood, Kahlo collected plant specimens, both native and imported species, filling her garden and iconic blue home, the Casa Azul. Kahlo’s works are filled with colorful and compelling depictions of flowers, foliage, fruits, demonstrating both close observation of the natural world and engagement with the plants she encountered in her daily life. As an owner of many beloved pets, animals played both a significant role in her life as they did in a number of her works, helping her to effectively tell her stories through symbolism and emotion.

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