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Frida: The Biography of Frida Kahlo

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Estimates vary on how many paintings Kahlo made during her life, with figures ranging from fewer than 150 [82] to around 200. i40661568 |b 1170002966180 |d wsst |g - |m |h 19 |x 0 |t 0 |i 8 |j 18 |k 031126 |n 11-23-2020 17:49 |o - |a ND259. Encouraged by the recognition she was gaining, she moved from using the small and more intimate tin sheets she had used since 1932 to large canvases, as they were easier to exhibit. Regardless, the Louvre purchased The Frame, making her the first Mexican artist to be featured in their collection.

Regardless, her father approved of Rivera, who was wealthy and therefore able to support Kahlo, who could not work and had to receive expensive medical treatment. He immediately recognized her talent and her unique expression as truly special and uniquely Mexican. When she arrived, she found that he had not cleared her paintings from the customs and no longer even owned a gallery. Most of the paintings Kahlo made during this time were portraits of herself, her sisters, and her schoolfriends.In one of her early paintings, Self-Portrait Wearing a Velvet Dress (1926), Kahlo painted a regal waist-length portrait of herself against a dark background with roiling stylized waves. In 1925 Kahlo was involved in a bus accident, which so seriously injured her that she had to undergo more than 30 medical operations in her lifetime. Kahlo's interests in politics and art led her to join the Mexican Communist Party in 1927, [1] through which she met fellow Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Her identification with La Raza, the people of Mexico, and her profound interest in its culture remained important facets of her art throughout the rest of her life.

Kahlo's work has been celebrated internationally as emblematic of Mexican national and indigenous traditions and by feminists for what is seen as its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form. Four of her students – Fanny Rabel, Arturo García Bustos, Guillermo Monroy, and Arturo Estrada – became devotees, and were referred to as "Los Fridos" for their enthusiasm.Kahlo was born to a German father of Hungarian descent and a Mexican mother of Spanish and Native American descent. By the early 1990s, not only had she become a recognized figure in art history, but she was also regarded as an icon for Chicanos, the feminism movement, and the LGBTQ+ community. I must struggle with all my strength to ensure that the little positive my health allows me to do also benefits the Revolution, the only real reason to live.

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