Frida Kahlo : The Inner Workings

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Frida Kahlo: The Inner Workings Frida Kahlo was an artist who saw things in a new light, but most of all she shows us her life through her artwork. She shows us the pain she feels, or how she may feel lonely in very few words. Frida Kahlo lived and died in the same place, in the “Blue House” at 247 Londres Street in Coyoacán. Her life was centered on this home, even though she did not live there her entire life she always ended up returning to the place where it all began. Frida Kahlo was born to Guillermo Kahlo and Matilde Calderón y González on July 6, 1907 in Coyoacán, a small town outside of Mexico City. Frida’s father, Guillermo, was born Carl Wilhelm Kahlo in 1871, in Pforzheim, Germany. At the age of nineteen, Guillermo immigrated to Mexico from Germany. This is where Guillermo met Frida’s mother, Matilde. Kahlo 's parents were married soon after the death of Guillermo 's first wife, which occurred during the birth of her second child. Although their marriage was quite unhappy, Guillermo and Matilde had four daughters; Kahlo was the third. She had two older half-sisters who were raised in the same household. Kahlo had a difficult relationship with her mother, who was domineering and depressive, but her relationship with her father was affectionate. On September 17, 1925, Kahlo was riding in a bus that collided with a trolley car. She suffered serious injuries as a result of the accident, including a broken spinal column, a broken collarbone, broken ribs,
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