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    Born to a photographer and a housewife, Kahlo grew up in the small, Mexican city of Coyoacán. With no original aspiration to become an artist, a series of unfortunate events would shape and mold her into becoming one of the best surrealists of her time, and arguably ever. What the Water Gave Me (see Appendix A), also known as What I Saw in the Water is one of the most renowned pieces by artist, Frida Kahlo for it’s usage of symbolism which gives the viewer insight into much of Frida’s personal life including: her family,political views, and sexual orientation. Frida paints both her mother and father in the painting, in a manner which resembles another work entitled, My Grandparents, My Parents, and I(see Appendix B), a piece about the dynamics and structure of her family. The history of Kahlo’s birth date and family lineage is one cloaked in mystery and skepticism.Kahlo claimed Hungarian history, but it has been revealed that her father actually came from a long line of German Lutherans.…

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    Frida Kahlo had a very eventful life that made her who she was, Frida Kahlo: the extraordinary artist. Kahlo did more in her short life than most people will ever do. Frida was born on July 6, 1907 in Coyoacán, Mexico, a small town on the outskirts of Mexico City where Frida grew up in a house in which her father had built that she knew as La Casa Azul, or the blue house. She was born as Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón, but to her and her family, she was simply Frida Kahlo. She always…

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    Essay On Frida Kahlo

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    Frida Kahlo, being physically handicapped, only produced about 200 paintings and sold a significantly low amount of works during her life. Despite all of this, Kahlo is seen as one of the largest icons in Mexican culture and continues to grow in popularity worldwide. In 1933, a painting appeared on a 34 cent postage stamp, in 2000, one of Frida’s self portraits sold for $5 million, and during November 2002, a biographical movie “Frida” was released (Smithsonian and Art Story). Frida Kahlo was…

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    Frida Kahlo Research Paper

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    Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderon or as we know her, Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 in Coyoacan. However, she often told people she was born in 1910 so they would relate the Mexican revolution directly to her birth. Her father Guillermo Kahlo was born in Pforzheim, Germany and was of Jewish and Hungarian ancestry. Frida's mother, Matilde Calderon y Gonzalez, was a devout Catholic of primarily of Spanish descent. She had two older sisters, Matilde and Adriana, and a younger sister…

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    killed a Marine, captured and brutalized a Navy Lieutenant along with his wife, as well as threats of sexual abuse, President Bush could no longer turn a blind eye. Operation Just Cause was thrust into effect, citing the US’s right to protect its citizens and its right to protect the waterway (Panama Canal) via the 1979 Panama Canal Treaties as justification for the invasion, and the reasoning behind the name. A full-scale invasion was on the horizon, but what was the plan? What was the price?…

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    Frida Kahlo's Short Life

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    Frida Kahlo lived a short life, but she has impacted art in a way that will live on forever. In Khalo’s forty-seven years she created almost two-hundred paintings, fifty-five of these are self-portraits (kahlo.org 1). Kahlo created intimate paintings like no one had ever seen. She became an inspirational artist and feminist icon. As her husband Rivera put it, “Never before had a woman put such agonized poetry on canvas as Frida did at that time” (Mencimer 29) . Kahlo’s life was full of tragedy.…

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    The artist who I find the most interesting is Frida Kahlo. Frida Kahlo was a Mexican self portrait artist. She was well known, and it still well known as a strong feminist icon. She was born on July 6, 1907, in Coyocoan, Mexico City, Mexico. Frida Kahlo began her art work after a horrific bus accident she was involved in which lead to fractures to her spine and pelvis. One of her art pieces included a visual representation of her accident, which shows her spirit reflecting over her body lying on…

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    Don Hall's Art Analysis

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    It was painting of Don Hall with Frida Kahlo standing side by side, it was a very simple painting but very well done. However, there was a particular aspect in Frida’s appearance that stood out to me, which were her lipstick. I have always seen Frida will her iconic bright lipstick and not seeing that in this painting made me wonder why he did not include her bright lips, but that is when I realized something. This painting was supposed to be simple so if he would have painted those red lips…

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    Frida Kahlo is such an interesting character in history; her life and work has inspired people from all over the globe. This nontraditional artist was born in Coyoacan, Mexico in the summer of 1907. Her father was a German photographer who had immigrated to Mexico and then married Matilde, Frida’s mother. Frida had three sisters; two older, Matilde and Adriana, and a younger, Cristina. Frida underwent many health complications all through her life which caused her physical pain. Through her…

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    of different spices, and delicate ingredients. My mom would always make mole on our birthday and special occasions. Every time I have mole, I am reminded of the times my family shared together during a special occasion. A lot of Mexican dishes are unique to me because they are often tied to a special occasion during my childhood. When it comes to my favorite music, my culture also has an influence. My favorite music is Spanish Rock. We are very fortunate to live in California, where many Spanish…

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