Frida Kahlo : A And Man Like Tendencies

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Frida Kahlo is a very interesting person whom has been through a lot in her short life. Though there is so much to say about the past of Frida Kahlo from her ghastly affair’s and man like tendencies. Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 and lived in a house that her father built in Mexico City (Tuchman). Kahlo was a hard working woman but who had a horrible temper. When Kahlo was engaged with Rivera at the age of twenty-one, her father even gave a warning to Rivera. That Frida was “a devil” and Rivera replied “I know it (Tuchman).” Throughout Kahlo’s life time she only produced around two- hundred paintings. Her paintings were all relatively still portraits of herself and of friends and family. She was good at creating hunting, and sensual original paintings and that fuse the elements of surrealism (Tuchman). Her mother was of Indian and Spanish extraction from Mexico while her dad was the son of Hungarian Jews from the German town of Baden-Baden (Schirmer’s 10). At a young age Frida encountered a painful tragedy that changed her forever. At the age of six Frida had a short pain in her right leg, not knowing what it was she went to the doctor and was diagnosed with polio. Through, she was able to fight off this horrible disease, it left her left right leg skinny and weakened with no muscle. So for the rest of her life she had a limp. She reflected all of her pain and feelings through her art. There is one particular piece titled Girl with Death Mask

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