Today is the birthday of Frida Kahlo. I was always drawn to art, but until I was introduced to the work of Kahlo by a group of friends, I never understood the ability of an artist to tell an entire story. I always looked at art as a static thing, a moment in time frozen like a bug in amber. Sure, art was pretty and intriguing and I envied those who could paint a bowl of fruit, I didn't begin to understand it until Kahlo.
Stories are hidden everywhere. And Kahlo was a masterful storyteller. Her work inspires me and whenever I feel like my well is dry, I go look at some of her paintings. Below is my favorite. And here is a link to more.
Tell me, what artists inspire you?