Frida Kahlo Essay

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First and Foremost, Frida Kahlo is a very great Mexican painter. Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 in Coyoacán, Mexico and passed away on July 13 1954 in Coyoacán, Mexico (“Kahlo Bibliography” 1). Frida Kahlo is mostly known today for her outstanding self-portraits. The majority of Frida Kahlo’s best works were self-portraits (“Kahlo Surrealism” 1). Frida Kahlo suffered much pain throughout her lifetime. At a young age she was struck with Polio and then years later she suffers from major injuries from a bus accident (“Kahlo Surrealism” 1). Frida Kahlo started painting during her convalescence from a terrible bus accident in the early 1920’s (“Kahlo Surrealism” 1). Frida began to put her pain and suffering on a canvas (“Kahlo Surrealism” 1).
Frida Kahlo’s father is named Wilhem, also known as Guillermo, and Frida’s mother is named Matilde (“Frida Kahlo” 1). As previously stated, Frida grew up in Coyoacán, Mexico
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The Two Fridas by Frida Kahlo is very well known. The Two Fridas is a double self-portrait and very symbolic. The Two Fridas represents Frida’s suffering she felt when her marriage with the well known Mexican muralist, David Rivera ended. Also, it symbolizes her new found identity. As stated before, during her marriage with David Rivera she was known solely as his wife and struggled to find her own identity. Also, no one took her paintings seriously. However, now that her marriage has ended with the famous Mexican muralist, David Rivera, she know can find her own identity. Frida Kahlo uses many colors in The Two Fridas. The “Frida on the right symbolizes Frida before her marriage to David Rivera. The storm and bleeding heart symbolizes Frida’s aching heart and suffering because of her divorce with David Rivera. According to the article “Frida Kahlo Most important Art,” “…the recurring theme of blood represents both metaphysical and physical suffering (“Khalo Art”

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