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Transcript of Frida Kahlo
Diego Rivera had a great influence on Frida Kahlos painting style. she admired Rivera and his work. he recognized her talent and encouraged her artistic development, and soon they became an intimate relationship, and married in 1929.
Kahlo was also influenced by Mexican Culture.
Brigh colors, dramatic symbolism and primitive style.
After the bus accident, Kahlo abandoned her studies of medicine to begin a painter career.
Henry Ford Hospital
Diego & I, 1949
Memory, the Heart 1937
Frida kahlo was born on july 6, 1907 in her parents house known as La Casa Azul, in Coyoacan Mexico.
When Frida was 6 she contracted polio,which left her right leg thinner than the left
In 1922 Kahlo enrolled in the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria in hopes of becoming a doctor.
On September 17, 1925 Kahlo was riding a bus that collided with a trolley car. She suffered serious injuries as a result of the accident, including broken ribs, a broken pelvis, eleven fractures on her right leg, a crushed and dislocated right foot, and a dislocated shoulder. also an iron handrail which pierced her abdomen and her uterus, compromising ability to have any children.
She spent 3 months recovering in a full body cast
Had about 35 operations
The pain left her bedridden for months at a time.
Career as a painter
La Casa Azul
she painted to occupy her time during her temporary immobilization
her self portraits were a dominant part of her life after her accident.
Kahlo once said " I often paint my self because i am so often alone, and because i am the subject i know best."
Self portrait with cropped hair,
By Frida Kahlo
I HOPE THE EXIT IS JOYFUL- AND I HOPE NEVER TO RETURN - Frida Kahlo (1907-1954)