Friday, 21 September 2012


Artist Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907, in Coyocoán, Mexico City, Mexico. Considered one of Mexico's greatest artists, Frida Kahlo began painting after she was severely injured in a bus accident. Kahlo later became politically active and married fellow communist artist Diego Rivera in 1929

Frida  lived a colourful but tragic life contracting Polio at six years old which left her with a limp and nearly  losing her life in a near fatal bus accident

She started to paint to while away the many hours she spent on her back in  bed.

Frida painted many self portraits claiming....
"I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best

Of her 143 paintings, 55 are self-portraits which often incorporate symbolic portrayals of physical and psychological wounds.

Frida loved animals and Afton  Incorporated them within her art,

Frida and Diego

Frida died in July 13 Th 1954

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