Brief Biography of Frida Kahlo Essay

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Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo was an amazing woman whose many tragedies influenced her to put her stories into her paintings. She was born in July 6th 1907 to a Mexican Roman Catholic mother who was of Indian and Spanish decent and a German photographer father (Fabiny). Frida had three sisters, Mitilde and Adriana, who were older and Christina who was younger. She learned about Mexican history, art and architecture by looking at her father’s photography. When Frida was six she contracted polio and it was a long time before she would heal completely. After surviving polio, Frida’s right leg became weak and thin, so her father encouraged her to play sports to help her (Fabiny). Frida was a
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Since Freda was in a full body cast she had to lie on her back and needed something to do to keep her busy. Her mother had a special easel made for her and her father let her use his painting supplies. She would paint pictures of herself since they put a mirror on the canopy of her bed. She ended up spending a lot of time on her back painting since she would have to endure many more surgeries. She did end up walking again eventually. In the time she spent laid out she found that she really enjoyed and loved painting. She started putting Mexico folk art and Mexican history in her work which she was very proud of due to her father’s influence. She did not let her pain or the accident stop her from living and enjoying her life. Frida would go to parties and be with friends and all the while continued to paint. The painting helped her forget the pain. During the two years after her accident, Frida painted twenty four paintings which was a form of therapy. Her artwork was expressive of her life and what she endured day to day (Fabiny).
At a party with her friends one day she ran into Diego Rivera. A few days after the party she would take four of her paintings to show Diego to see if he thought she was any good. He thought one of her paintings was really good and told Frida to paint another portrait so he could come and take a look at it. He showed up

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