Frida Kahlo





Frida Kahlo

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born
in Coyoacán, Mexico
July 06, 1907

died
July 13, 1954

gender
female

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Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter, who has achieved great international popularity. She painted using vibrant colors in a style that was influenced by indigenous cultures of Mexico as well as by European influences that include Realism, Symbolism, and Surrealism. Many of her works are self-portraits that symbolically express her own pain and sexuality.

In 1929 Kahlo married the Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. They shared political views, and he encouraged her artistic endeavors. Although she has long been recognized as an important painter, public awareness of her work has become more widespread since the 1970. Her "Blue" house in Coyoacán, Mexico City is a museum, donated by Diego Rivera upon his death in 1957.


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The Letters of Frida Kahlo:...
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Frida by Frida
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Frida Kahlo 1907-1954: Pain...
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Frida Kahlo: The Painter an...
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Escrituras
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Frida Kahlo par Frida Kahlo...
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Dir Sende Ich Mein Ganzes H...
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Frida Kahlo: 30 Postcards (...
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“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you.”
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