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Frida Kahlo







 

Frida Kahlo

born July 6, 1907, Coyoacán, Mex.
died July 13, 1954, Coyoacán

In full Frida Kahlo de Rivera, originalname Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón Mexican painter noted for her intense, brilliantly coloured self-portraits painted in a primitivistic style. Though she denied the connection, she is often identified as a Surrealist. She was married to muralist Diego Rivera (1929, separated 1939, remarried 1941).

In 1925 Kahlo was involved in a bus accident that so seriously injured her that she had to undergo some 35 medical operations. During her slow recovery from the trauma, Kahlo taught herself to paint. She showed her early efforts to Rivera, whom she had met a few years earlier, and he encouraged her to continue to paint. After their marriage, Kahlo traveled (1930–33) with Rivera, who had received commissions for murals from several cities in the United States. In 1938 she met André Breton, a leading Surrealist, who championed her work; both Breton and Marcel Duchamp were influential in arranging for some of the exhibits of her work in the United States and Europe. In 1943 she was appointed a professor of painting at La Esmeralda, the Education Ministry's School of Fine Arts. Her house in Coyoacán is now the Frida Kahlo Museum. The Diary of Frida Kahlo, covering the years 1944–54, and The Letters of Frida Kahlo were both published in 1995.

 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



1948
 
 

Self-Portrait
 

1949
 
 

Diego and I



 

The Love Embrace of the Universe, the Earth  (Mexico), Diego, Me, and Senor Xolotl
 

1950
 
 



1950
 



Diego kisses Frida in bed, in cast.
Diego visits Frida at the Hospital Ingles ABC

1950
 

 

1951
 
 

Portrait of Don Guillermo Kahlo



 

Self-Portrait with the Portrait of Doctor Farill



 

El Circulo


 

Still Life with Parrot
 

1952

 



1952
 


 

Naturaleza viva
 

1953

 



Frida in bed at final opening, with Concha Michel,
Antonio Pelaez, Dr. Roberto Garza,
Carmen Farell, Dr. Atl

1953
 

 

1954

 



1954
 



Frida, painting in bed
1954
 



Frida and Diego, last picture
1954
 



Frida in deathbed, Coyoacon
1954
 



1954
 



Following after Frida’s funeral carriage on Juarez Avenue are:
 Lazaro Cardenas, Diego Rivera and Andres Iduarte, among others

1954
 

 

Fruit of Life



 

Still-Life with Flag


 

Viva la vida



 

Autorretrato con un Retrato de Diego en el pecho y Maria entre las cejas


 

Diary pages: "El horrendo 'ojosauro.'"
Diary pages: "Portrait of Neferunico, Founder of Madness."
 



 

Diary Pages: "Bird"
 Diary pages: "Masked Dancers."

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