Just a few weeks ago, a new book, Frida Kahlo: Her Universe, was released, which includes photos of the personal belongings of the legendary Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo.
Throughout her life, Frida Kahlo wanted to turn the house where the artist was born and spent her entire life into a museum. The home of Frida Kahlo, known as The Blue House (La Casa Azul), is one of the landmarks in Mexico today. The house, which is visited by millions of people every year, played a big role in the artist’s life, and the artist called it her “intimate world”.
The new book shows the items in this house, as well as rare photos from the artist’s life, offering an opportunity to learn about Frida Kahlo’s family members, items that the artist collected over the years and people who have visited the Blue House, painted by the host.
Most of the rooms in the “Blue House” turned into a museum are exactly the same as they were in the artist’s life. The garden is still decorated with pre-Hispanic sculptures, which the couple collected throughout their lives.
Minimal changes have been made to the interior and most of the furniture has been selected by Frida Kahlo herself. In the kitchen you will again meet the yellow table on which Frida and Diego had breakfast with Lev Trotsky. There’s also pottery used by the artist until 1954.
There still are some items in the bedroom, which have also been painted in the artist’s works as well.
In the book you will also find photos from Frida Kahlo’s library, toys she played with as a child, personal letters, textures, jewelry, posters, old newspapers, traditional Mexican clothing and, most importantly, paintings by the artist unknown to a wide audience.