AIBU to think most people know who Frida Kahlo is?

(326 Posts)
morefalafel Fri 07-Mar-14 15:53:20

If you saw a picture of Frida Kahlo, you would recognise this person? Or AIBU?

MrsMcColl Fri 07-Mar-14 15:54:47

I know, I know smile

WorraLiberty Fri 07-Mar-14 15:55:06

Dear god you could have warned me, that was quite a shock! grin

No I've never seen her before

Nope no idea

eltsihT Fri 07-Mar-14 15:56:18

Nope no idea.

Yama Fri 07-Mar-14 15:56:37

I vaguely know who she is. An artist, right?

MiscellaneousAssortment Fri 07-Mar-14 15:56:58

Well I do (& admire her no end!)... However I only heard about her in my late 20s, kind of 'stumbled over her' as it were, then saw signs of her everywhere, once I was looking.

So, although I think she's famous and her work very important, I don't know if people will have her embedded in their cultural consciousness...

SomethingkindaOod Fri 07-Mar-14 15:57:03

I would recognise her but have to double check her surname. There was a film about her a few years ago iirc.

Dfg15 Fri 07-Mar-14 15:57:20

only because of the film where Salma Hyek played her, no idea otherwise

mrscog Fri 07-Mar-14 15:57:39

Absolutely no idea.

SummerRain Fri 07-Mar-14 15:57:45

She's that Mexican artist isn't she? There was a movie about her a few years ago, although I confess I haven't seen the movie and had never heard of her before that.

Innogen Fri 07-Mar-14 15:57:46

Yeah, but only because my artist friends sing her praises.

ginmakesitallok Fri 07-Mar-14 15:57:47

nope, don't know her - who is she?

Seminyak Fri 07-Mar-14 15:58:13

No clue

Never heard of her.

Supercosy Fri 07-Mar-14 15:58:32

Yes, I do.

TheJiminyConjecture Fri 07-Mar-14 15:58:46

Not a clue. Who is she?

Hassled Fri 07-Mar-14 15:59:01

I know who she is and would recognise a photo <smug>.

WorraLiberty Fri 07-Mar-14 15:59:11

Why do you ask, OP?

NigellasDealer Fri 07-Mar-14 15:59:18

i have heard of her and know a bit about her - that she identified as Mexican although she was actually German - was married to Diego Rivera? -did a lot of artwork that involved an empty dress - ummmmmm (dredges memory)...blank....
but no i would not recognise her from that pic.

Nomama Fri 07-Mar-14 15:59:23

She's great. As was Rivera.... it's worth googling their work. You will recognise the style if not the names.

Kahlo was a fiery tempered, extravagant woman, a martyr to her health and Marxism.

Onsera3 Fri 07-Mar-14 15:59:25

I have heard of her a few times

feebeecat Fri 07-Mar-14 15:59:31

Yup, I know her, but am knocking on a bit.

Yup. I knew. Studied her at GCSE art. Broke her back and spent years in a cast? Is that right?

CheerfulYank Fri 07-Mar-14 15:59:46

Of course I do.

And I'm a thick American, here. grin

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