This week, the Google Arts and Culture app launched their incredible virtual exhibition, Faces of Frida. By teaming up with esteemed art museums all over the world, it comprises over 800 Frida Kahlo paintings and artifacts, making it the largest Kahlo curation ever assembled. The best part? No need to pay a museum fee—it’s available online for anyone to enjoy for free.
Google Arts and Culture describes the exhibition as “a closer look at the many faces of Frida Kahlo through her life, art and legacy.” From the hidden meanings behind Kahlo’s artwork to insights into her (often tragic) private life, Faces of Frida is divided into easy-to-navigate subsections. Online visitors can learn more about the iconic Mexican artist than ever before thanks to fascinating editorial features from contributing art historians and experts. The archive also boasts a huge collection of Kahlo’s personal letters, possessions, clothing, and photographs.
One of the most influential female artists in history, Google Arts & Culture describes Kahlo as “the queen of self portraiture.” The online exhibit features many of the artist’s famous depictions of herself, as well as her other famous paintings, where the app invites you to zoom in and “discover the tiny details and brushstrokes, up close.” Visitors can even experience a virtual tour of Kahlo’s lifelong home, the Blue House, where you can see the studio she worked in and the various locations that inspired her extraordinary paintings.