Frida Kahlo might be the greatest female artist in the history of art in Mexico. Her life was filled with diseases and unhappiness and she expressed her feelings through very graphicpaintings. When she was a child, she suffered from polio and left her handicapped, but that didn’t stop her, her father encouraged her to play soccer, wrestling, run, everything to help her recover.She was never quite like her sisters; she even dressed as a man in family portraits.
She went to a private High School, where she met Diego Rivera, the painter who later became her husband. She wasinvolved with Alejandro Gómez Arias, one of her classmates, and on September 17, 1925 they suffered an accident while on a bus that collided with a car. A handrail impaled Kahlo; she had spine andpelvis fractures that sent her to complete bed rest until her recovery. Shortly after the accident, Kahlo learned that she wouldn’t be able to have children; this became one of her inspirations for herpaintings.
In 1928, she reunited with Rivera, and he encouraged her to continue painting, a year later they got married and Frida followed Diego throughout the country and even to the United States.They always had problems in their marriage, but they couldn’t live without each other. Kahlo painted her feelings and misfortunes, she painted her abortions and miscarriages several times, manypieces have her broken heart embodied in oleo.
When she returned to Mexico with Diego, they lived in conjoined houses. Frida took exiled Soviet communist Leon Trotsky and his wife Natalia in 1937; it’sbelieved she had an affair with Trotsky, but it was never confirmed. Kahlo had strong political opinions and influences since she was a teenager; she formed part of the Communist Party in Mexico butshe left when Diego Rivera was expelled for accepting commissions from the Mexican government.
Her paintings show very intense feelings of anger, sadness, happiness, and love. She was very...