Behind Frida Kahlo’s portraits, lies the story of both her life and work. It is precisely this combination that draws the reader in. Frida’s work is a record of her life, and rarely can we learn so much about an artist from what she records inside the picture frame. Frida Kahlo truly is Mexico’s gift to the history of art. She was just eighteen years old when a terrible bus accident changed her life forever, leaving her handicapped and burdened with constant physical pain. But her explosive character, raw determination and hard work helped to shape her artistic talent. And although he was an obsessive womanizer, the great painter Diego Rivera was by her side. She won him over with her charm, talent and intelligence, and Kahlo learnt to lean on the success of her companion in order to explore the world, thus creating her own legacy whilst finding herself surrounded by a close-knit group of friends. Her personal life was turbulent, as she frequently left her relationship with Diego to one side whilst she cultivated her own bisexual relationships. Despite this, Frida and Diego managed to save their frayed relationship. The story and the paintings that Frida left us display a courageous account of a woman constantly on a search of self discovery.
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Alejandro Gómez Arias artist began Caesarean Section canvas Private collection Casa Azul cm Collection Isidore cm Collection Jacques cm Museo Dolores cm Private collection corsets Coyoacan Crayon on paper diary of Frida Diego and Frida Diego Rivera doctors Dolores Olmedo Patiño Eva Frederick Frida and Diego Frida Kahlo 1953 friends gallery hard fibre Jacques and Natasha July Kahlo 1953 Gouache La Casa Azul Leo Eloesser Leon Trotsky Luther Burbank Mexico City Modern Art mounted on masonite mural Museo Dolores Olmedo Museo Frida Kahlo Museum of Modern Natasha Gelman Portrait National Preparatory School Nickolas Muray Nude Oil on canvas Oil on hard Oil on masonite Oil on metal pain painting paper Private collection Parrot political Portrait of Dr Portrait of Luther Retrato right foot Rockefeller San Francisco Self-Portrait dedicated Self-Portrait Self-Portrait Self-Portrait with Monkey Señora Natasha Gelman Small Nips Tehuacán Tehuana Tlaxcala Untitled Drawing York