Life and Art of Mexican Artist, Frida Kahlo

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Frida Kahlo was born in July 6th 1907 to a Mexican Roman Catholic Mother, which was of Indian Spanish decent, and to a German photographer father. Frida was born at the Blue House which was built by Frida’s father. Frida grew up looking at her father’s photography that helped her learn of Mexican History, Art, and, Architecture. Frida had three sisters –Mitilde and Adriana that were older and Christina who was younger. Sometimes her father would take Frida when he would go paint the country side, she would watch him use his paints and brushes. When Frida was six she got polio. She survived the polio but it was a long time before she would heal. Since she did have polio Frida’s right leg became weak and thin, so her father…show more content…
After the exhibit closed they would move to Detroit so Diego could paint another mural. While Diego painted Frida was painting pictures about her missing home and not liking being in the United States. This is where she would paint the portrait call “Self Portrait on the Borderline between Mexico and the United States”. It showed her distaste of the United States and the beauty of her beloved homeland .Another great painting she would do was called “My Dress Hangs Here”. This painting also showed how unhappy Frida was in New York City. It was done during the Great Depression which was depicted in this painting as well. Frida didn’t like the fact that her and other famous people were still having parties and hanging out like nothing was happening. This made her long for her Mexico even more. Finally after 3 years Frida and Diego moved back to Mexico where Diego Had built a house with two separate wings that were separated by a bridge that they would live in. Frida on one side Diego on the other. This is a time in her life that Frida and Diego would fought and argued a lot. Frida’s greatest paintings would be painted in this time. Now being back in Mexico Frida could really show how talented she truly was. Not only did she paint on canvas, she would also paint on metals and would. During this time she had to have more surgeries and find out she couldn’t have any
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