If you happen to visit New York City before November 1st, be sure to go to the New York Botanical Garden‘s Frida Kahlo exhibit on Art Garden Life. Frida’s colorful (and short) life is interpreted in the growing medium of the garden and its blooms.
The basis is color, the bonus is scent.
Both are befitting of and reflective of her art.
Bold reds and oranges, bright yellows, cool purples and healing whites were all integral to the paintings of Frida Kahlo.
Many of the flowers- esclepias, passion flower, zinnias bougainvillea and sedum have very subtle scents.
The Oriental lilies, marigolds, gardenias and jasmine are very scented and frequently included in the roster of notes used in perfumes.
Besides her love for flowers and her garden, one also has the opportunity to observe more than a dozen of her paintings and works on paper.
This is a reimagining of Frida’s studio at the Casa Azul, her Mexico City home.
We congratulate Shelley Waddington on her new ode to Frida and look forward to receiving it at Indigo!