As you might have gathered, we sock fairies love color. The more vibrant, the better! We’re also huge fans of Mexican artist and waaaay ahead-of-her-time feminist Frida Kahlo. She painted using saturated, vibrant colors and was influenced by both the indigenous cultures of Mexico and modern European realists and surrealists.
During her short life, Frida Kahlo created about 200 paintings, sketches and drawings, with her work achieving barely any notice or recognition. In fact, she experienced the first solo exhibition of her work in Mexico in 1953 — just over a year before her death in 1954.
She also endured much hardship and pain during her life, from surviving polio at age 6 to a near-fatal bus accident at the age of 18. That accident required months of recovery and over two dozen surgeries scattered throughout the next two decades. These surgeries often left her bedridden for months at a time.
We’re amazed to see such beauty come from such a painful life. And we’re happy to see that Frida Kahlo is now celebrated as an artist and feminist icon. Best of all, she’s been immortalized in sock form! What could be better than combining the work of Frida Kahlo with fun, colorful women’s socks?
Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a huge celebration of Mexican culture. Since Kahlo’s paintings lovingly depicted Mexican culture, we love these unique and colorful “Dia de los Frida” socks!
Of Frida Kahlo’s 143 paintings, 55 were self-portraits. Look closely at the detail on these eye-catching and colorful women’s art socks — among other things you’ll see a spider monkey, an animal she considered a pet and often posed with, on her right shoulder.
The colors are almost as vibrant as the works of the artist herself. Make sure to check out these and all our art socks today! We’ve got everything from Laurel Burch to Van Gogh to Bob Ross. You’re sure to find a new favorite!