Hello lovely Fridas!
As you know we're always searching for inspiration everywhere we look around, and one of the things that is constantly inspiring us is art. So this time we took a chance to get inspired by our favourite mexican paintings and make beautiful color palettes out of them so you can use for your wedding day.
If you are an art nerdy like us, then this is such an original way to incorporate your favorite work of art in your very special day. All of these color palettes don't look anything like the other, and that's why we're pretty sure there's one perfect for every taste and season.
1. The Escape (La Huida) - Remedios Varo (1961)
This is the last part of the beautiful triptych from the spanish naturalized mexican alchemist and painter, Remedios Varo.
This painting is supposed to be autobiographical, as Remedios runned away at the age of 21 in 1930 to get married with Gerardo Lizarraga.
In this piece we can see her running away from a tramp with her beloved one through the flames of the desert.
In this color palette we can get colors as ashy blue and mustard yellow to create contrast and a perfect match with brown shades that make it a perfect combination for a fall-winter wedding.
2. Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird - Frida Kahlo (1940)
In this painting, Frida is located at the center to enhance her presence. It highlights the fact that she takes what it looks like Jesus Christ's thorn crown and uses it as a necklace, with a dead hummingbird that simulates Frida's eyebrows. Over her left shoulder there's a black cat that seems to stalk the corpse of the hummingbird; and on the right side there’s a monkey which was a gift from Diego Rivera.
The color combo that Frida used in this painting gives it a mood that is perfect for a summer wedding with the freshness that create the green tones and the sky blue together.
3. Peace (Paz) - David Alfaro Siqueiros (1961)
This painting from the muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros is part of a private collection. In this piece we can see a rose as symbol of protest and a sign of peace in the middle of adversity.
In this painting the artist uses a very soft color palette in comparison with the rest of his work, what makes us think that he made that with the intention to transmit the peace that the painting is about.
What better theme that peace to get inspired for your wedding, right?! And even better when is represented with such a beautiful color palette? Pink tones, navy blue and wine red to add contrast, make the perfect balance to add romance to a more subtle color palette.
4. Dance of Tehuantepec (Baile de Tehuantepec) - Diego Rivera (1928)
This painting is considered the most important one that takes part in a private collection outside of Mexico, and it was exhibited for the first time at the MoMA in 1930.
What makes this painting so iconic is the emblematic work in which Rivera made a huge effort to establish a national identity and break european modernism to adopt mexicanity.
This piece of modern art captures the strong compromise from Rivera to commemorate the celebration of Mexico's indigenous culture. And for all of these reasons it is why this is the perfect inspiration for an authentic mexican wedding and celebrate our beautiful and colorful traditions.
Mexican pink, orange, yellow and purple…this bright color combination totally screams FIESTA!
5. Night Nursery Everything - Leonora Carrington (1947)
In this surrealist piece from the english adopted mexican painter, we can see at the artist represented in three time eras: as a little girl that looks at the scene from a hammock; an old lady that stares with wisdom; and a young woman with open arms that welcomes the representation of femininity and maternity.
This painting give us a color palette of burgundy, olive green, dark mustard and brown tones is ideal for an elegant wedding in autumn season.
6. Liberation (Liberación o La humanidad se libera de la miseria) - Jorge Gonzáles Camarena (1963)
Gonzáles Camarena did a recreation of his missing diptych ”Díptico para la Vida” in 1941. This time he made the composition in three evolutive phases that show a plastic representation of Mexico's history.
It is said that through this painting Camarena tries to interpret how men and women are capable to free themselves from slavery through knowledge and truth, proposing a spiritual liberation without any violence involved.
This painting bring us a color palette full of vivid colors as magenta and red orange that are totally perfect for a spring-summer wedding.
7. Self Portrait as a Tehuana or Diego in my Thoughts - Frida Kahlo (1943)
In this piece we can see the famous mexican artist wearing the traditional Tehuana costume that Diego greatly admired.
In the image we can observe Frida's dignity and determination to overcome the pain that she lived in that moment after the heartbreak that the famous muralist made her live through.
This is a painting with a very romantic color combination that you’ll love if you like pastel colors, this combination of pinks, yellows, ivory and green contrasts makes it a perfect option for weddings celebrated in spring time.
All beautiful inspiration, don't you think? Tell us which one would you pick and if you have another favorite one leave it in the comments below. Until the next time!