Frida Kahlo

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Frida Kahlo

  1. 1. Frida Kahlo 1907 - 1954 Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 in Coyoacan, a suburb of Mexico City. At the age of 6, Frida contracted polio, which left her right foot crippled. Very sensitive about this deformity, and this would lead her to wear, at first, trousers and, later, long exotic skirts that would become one of her trademarks. In September of 1926. Returning home from school, she was caught in a terrible accident on the bus that she was riding. She suffered severe injuries and was confined to bed for many months. It was during this period that she took up the paintbrush, to distract herself from the pain and boredom of her condition. Her parents provided her with a mirror, so that she could serve as her own model, and this was how Kahlo began painting the self-portraits that would dominate her repertoire. In 1928 she got to know Diego Rivera, an established and esteemed painter, twenty one years her elder. One year later, they got married. For political reasons, Diego and Frida moved to the United States in 1930, where Frida got pregnant twice, in 1930 and 32. But the injuries she had suffered in the bus accidente in 1926, made it impossible for her to give birth. All these feelings of pain at this misfortune were expressed through her paintings.
  2. 3. Self-Portrait in a Velvet Dress 1926
  3. 4. Roots
  4. 5. Self-Portrait 1929
  5. 6. TheBus 1929
  6. 7. Self-Portrait 1930
  7. 8. FridaDiego 1931
  8. 9. Luther Burbank 1931
  9. 10. Frida at Harry Ford Hospital 1932
  10. 11. My Birth 1932
  11. 12. On the Border Line Between Mexico and the USA 1932
  12. 13. My Dress Hangs There 1933
  13. 14. Frida – Family Tree 1936
  14. 15. Dedicated to Leon Trotsky 1937
  15. 16. Memory 1937
  16. 17. Fulang Chang and I 1937
  17. 18. The Deceased Dimas 1937
  18. 19. Girl With Death Mask 1937
  19. 20. My Nurse And I 1937
  20. 21. What The Water Gave Me 1938
  21. 22. Two Nudes in the Forest 1939
  22. 23. The Two Fridas 1939
  23. 24. Self Portrait Cropped Hair 1940
  24. 25. The Dream 1940
  25. 26. Self-Portrait 1940
  26. 27. Self-Portrait with Braid 1941
  27. 28. Self-Portrait 1942
  28. 29. TheBrokenColumn 1944
  29. 30. FridaDiego 1944
  30. 31. Moses 1945
  31. 32. Without Hope 1945
  32. 33. The Wounded Deer 1946
  33. 34. Tree of Hope 1946
  34. 35. Self-Portrait 1947
  35. 36. Frida Kahlo & Diego at Alameda Park 1948
  36. 37. Diego & I 1949
  37. 38. The Love Embrace of the Universe, the Earth, Me, Diego & Mr Xolotl 1949
  38. 39. Self-Portrait with the Portrait of Dr Farill 1951
  39. 40. Frida and Stalin 1954 CM

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