Frida Kahlo : From Pain With Popularity

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Frida Kahlo: From Pain to Popularity Introduction More than 60 years have passed since the death of Frida Kahlo, a Surrealist Mexican painter. Frida Kahlo’s many talents were overshadowed by her husband’s fame during the course of her life. Yet, it wasn’t until her death and the early 1970’s where Frida’s artistic effort started to surpass that of her political and creative husband. Her biography is both depressive and particularly interesting. Many of her private moments and experiences are shared in her greatest pieces of art. Some of those valuable masterpieces contain her cherished possessions, in addition to them being the things that established her popularity and appreciation among distinct genders, cultures and ages around the world. Knowing this, it was in my interest to devote some quality time and effort to this woman whose life immediately captivated my attention and inspired me to understand and endure life as a woman. The beginning of a Painful Life Frida was born as Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón in 1907 in Coyoacán, México. Even though, she was born in 1907 she insisted that she was born in 1910 because she had strong political affiliations and wanted to be associated with the Mexican Revolution. Her father was Guillermo Kahlo, a German Jewish photographer that migrated to Mexico and later married his second wife, Matilde Calderón who was Frida’s mother. At age six Frida had contracted a serious disease, Polio. This disease initiated the path of

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