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Frida Kalho's biography

Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón said she was born in 1910, while in reality she was born on 6 July 1907 in Coyoacán (Mexico City).

He loved to consider himself the daughter of the Mexican revolution that began in 1910 and ended in 1917: "I was born with a revolution. Let's face it. It is in that fire that I was born, brought by the impetus of revolt until the moment of seeing day. The day was scorching. It has inflamed me for the rest of my life. I was born in 1910. It was summer. Soon Emiliano Zapata, el Gran Insurrecto, would raise the south. I had this fortune: 1910 is my date ".

The entire biography of the painter develops around three fundamental points that characterized her life and her works: a) the illness and the consequences of a frightening accident; b) the tormented relationship with husband Diego Rivera; c) the political passion for the Mexican revolutionary movement.

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Frida Kalho paintings 

His paintings are not only the mirror of his biographical story, marked by physical and psychological injuries suffered in the terrible accident in which he was involved at the age of 17.

Her art merges with the history and spirit of the world that is contemporary to her, reflecting the social and cultural transformations that led to the Mexican Revolution and that followed her.

Through the revolutionary spirit he reinterpreted the indigenous past and the folk traditions, identifying codes generating a new fusion between the expression of the self, the language, the imaginary, the colors and the symbols of Mexican popular culture.

 

At the same time Frida Kahlo is an expression of the artistic avant-garde and cultural exuberance of her time.

 The study of Frida's work allows us to understand the interweaving of all the international cultural movements that crossed Mexico at that time: from revolutionary Pauperism to Stridentism, from Surrealism to what later decades took the name of magical Realism.

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Frida Khalo husband 

In April 1938 André Breton, a theoretician of Surrealism, came to Mexico with his wife Jacqueline Lamba and was a guest at the Rivera studio.

Meanwhile, Frida had offered Coyoacán hospitality to the Russian revolutionary Lev Trotsky and his wife Natalia, fleeing from Stalin.

In Mexico City Trotsky, Breton and Rivera wrote the Manifesto for an independent revolutionary art, in which they claimed the absolute freedom of artistic thought.

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Frida Kahlo NY Exhibition 

Breton recognized in Frida Kahlo's paintings a peculiar form of surrealism typical of the Mexican character and signed the Preface to the catalog of the Frida exhibition that was held in New York in the same year.

The latter was very close to the Surrealist movement, its protagonists, their conceptions of art.

In 1944 Frida wrote: "Surrealism is the magical surprise of finding a lion in a closet where one is sure to find shirts", an image that represents well his idea of the surrealist intellectual game.

 

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Frida Kahlo portraits 

Frida painted a series of small self-portraits, in which she addressed her desires to a transcendent world, depicting them in the style of traditional ex votos.

 

These images should be read not only as a recovery of a form of popular art, but also as real desires aimed at predicting destiny.This momentum towards a transcendental world reveals in the artist a wide spectrum of surreal hopes and desires.

To act as a common thread through the events of a life as tormented as it is full of exciting encounters and passions we find the artistic production that, like a diary in pictures, tells the events that involved it, the feelings that tormented it and the traumas suffered by its body.

Frida Kahlo drawing 

The main theme remains that of self-representation, which Frida elaborates through the leading languages of the various eras in a process in which she forgets all paternity.

 

The numerical weight that the "self-portrait" genre takes on in the overall production of the artist gives back to the very special meaning that it represented in the transmission of the iconographic, psychological and cultural values typical of the "Frida's mith".

 

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Frida Kahlo accident 

To act as a common thread through the events of a life as tormented as it is full of exciting encounters and passions we find the artistic production that, like a diary in pictures, tells the events that involved it, the feelings that tormented it and the traumas suffered by its body.

At eighteen she was the victim of a terrific car accident; as she was traveling on a bus bound for the school home, there was a terrible collision with a tram.

The accident caused several victims and many injured, some of whom judged immediately destined not to survive. Among these was Frida who challenged death after a metal tube had pierced her belly, causing several fractures some of which to the spine and pelvis.

During the long stay, spent motionless on his bed, he began to paint thanks to a mirror placed by his mother on the ceiling under the bed.

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Frida Kahlo death

On 13 July 1954 Frida Kahlo died in her home at the age of 47.

The official cause of death is pulmonary embolism but it is suspected that it was suicide.

In the last image painted in his diary the sky opens up illuminated by the sun and simultaneously striped by the rain, a winged creature with bandaged and bloodied legs moves away from the scene.