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Frida Kahlo

World History Project Ms. Kinard

Ellen Harris

on 3 October 2012

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Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo A Symbol of Strength and Perserverance for Women Where Was She Born? Coyoacan, Mexico When Was She Born? Her birth certificate says she was born on July 6, 1907 However, Kahlo often told people she was born in 1910 because that was the year the Mexican Revolution started Where Did She Die? She died in the town she was born in, Coyoacan, Mexico When Did She Die? She died on July 13, 1954 The Mexican Revolution In 1910, Mexico's dictator Porfirio Diaz was taken out of power.

During the Mexican Revolution, there was a renaissance of Mexico's native culture.

Mexican muralists became very popular and used their art to express their national pride. Porfirio Diaz She was born in, raised in, lived in and died in her family house, Casa Azul

Casa Azul is "Blue House" in Spanish Casa Azul Kahlo got Polio when she was 7 years old.

The polio stunted the growth of her right leg and severely deformed her right foot.

She missed several years of school when she was sick, so when she enrolled in the National Preparatory School in 1922, she lied and said she was 3 years younger than she actually was. Why did she lie about her age? She chose the year 1910 as her fake birth-year, which was the year that the Mexican Revolution started. Kahlo was a big supporter of the Mexican Revolution and wanted to be associated with it. Why 1910? This was a mural painted by Kahlo's husband Diego Rivera Soldiers fighting in the Revolution "There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst." In 1925, when she was 18 years old, Frida was coming home from school on a school bus.

The bus collided with a trolley car, and a piece of iron was driven into her pelvis and her spine.

She had over 35 operations during her lifetime, and she spent months at a time in her bed. Her Tragic Accident Her mother made her an easel that she could use to paint with while she was lying in bed Diego was a famous Mexican muralist during the Mexican Revolution.

He was someone that Frida looked up to and had a crush on when she was a teenager.

The first time they met was when Frida was still going to the National Preparatory School. Who Was He? This is one of his murals She met an Italian painter named Tina Modotti, who was friends with Diego.

Diego was the founder of the Young Communist League.

Frida loved being a part of their group of artists and liberal politicians.

Frida and Diego were married in 1929, when Frida was 22 and Diego was 42. How They Fell in Love She wanted to die in the house that she was born in because she thought it would make her life and death poetic She died of a Pulmonary Embolism at the age of 47. Married Life During their marriage, both Diego and Frida had may extramarital affairs.

Frida also suffered from multiple miscarriages.

After Frida died, Diego said that he realized, too late, that loving her was the best thing he ever did. Their Shared Passion Despite their arguments and problems, they were able to bond over their passion of painting.

The couple loved painting about their social and political views.

Each of them thought the other one was the greatest Mexican artist of the time. Her Last Public Appearance A protest against C.I.A. intervention in the overthrow of liberal Guatemalan president Jacobo Arbenz The Frida who has been divorced by Diego has a ripped open chest and a broken heart. The Frida who Diego still loved had a complete heart. Kahlo painted this shortly after her husband, Diego, filed for a divorce.

The Frida wearing the traditional, white, European dress symolizes her father's German heritage. The Frida wearing the traditional Mexican dress symbolizes her mother's Mexican heritage.

The Frida on the left is the one who was divorced by Diego and got her heart broken, and the Frida on the right is still married to Diego.

The Frida who is still in love also represents the imaginary friend she created when she got polio as a child. "The Two Fridas" Her Artwork These bloodstains represent her abortions, miscarriages, and surgeries. Frida Kahlo was one of the most influential
women of her time. She overcome horrible physical injuries and inspired women all over the world with her artwork. She was not only an artist, but an intelligent woman who was involved in politics her whole life. She was also one of the first well-known feminists, and she empowered women throughout the world to be strong and independent. Her Legacy "I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration." "I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best." Diego and I Frida painted this after rumors spread that her husband was going to leave her and marry a popular film star, who he was having an affair with. Diego's third eye is sybolizing how Frida saw Diego as being her mental superior.

He is also painted on her forehead because she thought about him all the time. Her hair, which is pinned up in most of her paintings, is shown loose in this painting. It is also strangling her because thinking of a life without Diego takes her breath away. She painted herself crying because of the pain all of her husband's infidelities caused her. Mexican Muralists and the Mexican Revolution
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