Frida is one of the most important 20th century painters, and one of the few Latin American artist to have achieved a global reputation. Her life and work were more interwoven than in almost any other artist’s case. Two events in her life were of crucial importance. When she was eighteen, a bus accident smashed her spinal column and fractured her pelvis and put her in hospital for a year and there started to paint from her hospital bed. She was to suffer her entire life from the unbearable pains of the accident and the inability to have children due to the effects of the accident. Then at age twenty-one she married Diego Rivera. Her arresting paintings, mostly self-portraits, bear testament to the pain, suffering, and loneliness of inability to bear children. But they also portray her sensuousness, her unwavering survival instincts, and her deep and everlasting passionate love for her husband Diego.
In 1983, twenty-nine years after her death, her country bestowed the highest honor possible, they declared her work the property of Mexico, and the Mexican people, to enjoy and learn from all eternity.
We chose Frida and her early 20th century contemporaries from the Mexican school of painting not only in naming our dishes but also to reflect that era in our decor.