Who was Frida Kahlo?
Frida Kahlo de Rivera was a Mexican artist best known for her self-portraits. Kahlo claimed that her paintings depicted her reality.
Frida was born in 1907 in Mexico City, Mexico to a German father and a Mexican – Amerindian Mother. A painful bus accident at a young age left the artist in a full body cast for three months and in pain for the rest of her life. It was during these months that Frida grew interested in painting.
Frida Kahlo’s Paintings
Frida’s art combined elements of her Mexican and Amerindian culture. She is known for her self – portraits which are dotted with Mexican symbols and animals.
Kahlo’s lifelong home in Mexico City – La Casa Azul was converted in a museum in 1958, allowing visitors an insight into her life and art.
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