Go read more about this incredible painting in an article by our wonderful Arts and Culture Editor (and organiser of the recreate art series!), Manvir Dobb: The Two Fridas and finding the balance between normalcy and reality. Manvir explores how Kahlo grappled within her disconnected and counter selves as well as reflecting on our relationships with ourselves in Lockdown.
Here is the gallery for the third recreation in our recreate art series!
In-line with the theme of connection in disconnection we decided to recreate “The Two Fridas” by the one and only Frida Kahlo!
“My mum is a massive Frida fan and as a result I am too, so we jumped at the chance to pay homage to her work. My mum and I are geographically disconnected at the moment but our way to stay connected is doing a weekly knit and knatter (or stitch and bitch lool) session together! The image me and my mum ended up taking is far from perfect. I look particularly bemused and clearly our hands don’t quite match up. However, I think it kind of encapsulates the Clitbait’s monthly theme. The ability to connect right now is fraught with issues but we must make do!!”
Recreated by: Ayelen Sprent
Models: Ayelen Sprent and Debra Westlake
Recreated by: Manvir Dobb
“When I first came across the work of Frida Kahlo it was in an art class at school. My male peers immediately made fun of her facial hair. Having thick, dark hair myself, I was becoming increasingly self conscious of this. The teacher quickly shut them down, explaining about different beauty standards and Kahlo’s extraordinary life. Since then, I have always associated Frida Kahlo’s artwork with the idea that beauty is a social construction and with feminist liberation. It was an honour to recreate this piece with my sister, Hannah just before she left to travel for work.”
Recreated by: Lilah Hyman and Hannah Hyman
Edited by: Manvir Dobb
Models: Anna Cuthbertson and Mhairi Campbell
Photographer: Clitbait’s wonderful photographer, Elsa Pearl