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Painter Frida Kahlo is among ‘most searched for painters’ on Internet

Mexico, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The ranking of the most searched for painters on the Internet puts Mexican artist Frida Kahlo in the first place in Latin America and the second globally, just behind Leonardo Da Vinci.

The list, made by the British site, includes the order of the most searched for artists in 2020, a period marked by the Covid-19 pandemic and the prominence of virtual platforms to find all kinds of information.

Kahlo’s leadership in 29 countries can be visualized on a map that offers an overview of the most popular creators in the world and by continent, using the Google Keyword tool, created by and specialized in art sales.

According to the survey, Da Vinci is in the first place of the searches (82 countries), the third place went to Vincent Van Gogh (24), followed by Pablo Picasso (18) and more recent figures such as the graffiti artist Banksy (14) in the 4th and 5th place, respectively.

Kahlo’s work recently inspired the National Geographic documentary ‘Frida: Long Live Life’, by Italian director Giovanni Troilo, which follows the life and art of the artist through photographs, personal items, documents and exclusive interviews.

With a convulsive personal and professional career, Kahlo stands out as one of the forerunners of feminism and a fervent defender of political causes, which was translated into paintings, whose imprint remains in the history of art in the 20th century.


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