Frida Kahlo And The Mexican Community

1300 WordsNov 28, 20166 Pages
Frida Kahlo once said“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.” There is no better person to say this than Kahlo, whose life was filled with pain and sadness. She was one of the most influential artists of her time, especially in the Mexican community.. The most important aspects of her life were her multicultural background, her tragic accident she survived as a teen, her relationship with Diego Rivera, her death, and her face as a product. Frida Kahlo was born Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón, July 6th, 1907, in Coyoacan, Mexico. Her mother, Matilde Calderon y Gonzalez, was of indigenous and Spanish descent. Her father, Wilhelm Kahlo, was German. The combinations of the two heritages gave Frida a rich cultural background, which was a key part of her artwork. Kahlo developed polio at the young age of 6, which left one of her legs thinner and weaker than the other one. It is also speculated that she may have had spina bifida, which would also hinder the growth of her leg. Although she suffered from these afflictions, her father encouraged her to be active and participate in sports, such as swimming, wrestling and boxing. It would be September 17, 1925, that Kahlo 's life would be changed forever. It was a normal day, and Kahlo had been out shopping with her boyfriend, Alex Gomez Arias. They decided to board a bus that would take them back home to Coyoacan. A streetcar collided with the bus that the couple were on, and Kahlo was
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