By Sharanya Gopinathan
Yaaas! I’m a known over-user of emojis, and clearly it’s only going to get worse now, because Frida Kahlo emojis are now a thing!
Frida Kahlo was a legendary Mexican painter whose largely autobiographical work touched upon issues of gender, class, surrealism, love, loss and magic. At the age of eighteen, Kahlo met with a traffic accident that caaused health problems throughout the rest of her life, and she decided to become an artist during her recovery process. She was the first Mexican artist to be featured in the Louvre, and she’s been an inspiration to artists and feminists the world over.
Museumito and the Frida Kahlo Corporation have now created an app that features over 160 keyboard and phone emojis featuring Frida Kahlo, taking inspiration from different portraits that she painted, including Self-Portrait with Monkeys and The Two Fridas. Frida Kahlo painted 55 self-portraits over the course of her life and the emojis feature the moods, scenes and themes that Frida painted.
35 of the emojis are available for free, and you can download them here.