Georgia O'Keeffe & Frida Kahlo: "Women's Art" with Natalia Zerbato - Context Travel

Georgia O'Keeffe & Frida Kahlo: "Women's Art" with Natalia Zerbato


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Both Georgia O'Keeffe and Frida Kahlo were formidable figures in the world of art. Aside from being artists, they were icons for the feminist movement and have museums to their names. They first met in 1931 in New York and developed a formative friendship with one another, which involved letter writing and meetings in Mexico or America. Frida was nearly half the age of Georgia. This conversation focuses on their friendship and their image as both artists and icons.

Georgia O'Keeffe made a huge effort to avoid being called a "woman artist" instead of "artist". Her husband, the famous photographer Alfred Stieglitz, did the opposite to promote her - it was important to talk about "women's art". Is there such a thing? Is "women's art" made by women or about women?

Kahlo and O'Keeffe had a number of things in common. One of these commonalities was their shared experience of sickness and poor health, which they would in turn transform into art. They also focused much of their work on women, their bodies, and their emotions. We can't say they had been inspired by each other's works, but there was so much more in common between New and "Old" Mexico that can help us open a dialogue about women's art. Lastly, these two artistic giants evolved over the years to become more than just artists. They became icons.

Led by an expert on Fashion and Arts, Natalia Zerbato, this interactive seminar will talk about Georgia O'Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, and their images as artists and icons. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased knowledge of why these two examples of 'female artists' can be used to understand how women need to demand their position as artists and how this can be forgotten when they become a persona.

Natalia is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but chose Mexico as her home and her field of research. From Brazil, she moved to Mexico City in 2014 with a degree in Fashion after finishing her research about Frida Kahlo's clothes. Now, 6 years later, apart from being an expert guide, she is pursuing an MA in History of Arts at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) where she is studying the clothing and style of Georgia O'Keefe's, and comparing them with Kahlo's.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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