Maybe the most renowned and unmistakable self-portraits in presence are those of
Frida Kahlo. She has picked up the status of pop symbol after her death, and amid her lifetime
She was known more for her personality and involvement with Diego Rivera than for her
Craftsmanship. Be that as it may, in this article, I will intend to concentrate on her early life, the hardships that she embarked on, her marriage with Rivera, and the importance and impacts of her work, with an accentuation on her various self-pictures.
Kahlo was a Mexican artist from the mid-20th century. She was born in the town of Coyoacan, Mexico, on July 6, 1907. She was of German and Mexican descendants (Lucie-Smith 1999); her father was Born as Carl Wilhelm Kahlo in 1871, in Baden-Baden, Germany, but later moved to Mexico in 1894, he didn’t know any of the language and didn’t have…show more content… Her elongated fingers and the attenuated neck recalls works by Modigliani, her body looks weak and pale when contrasted by the dark background, yet elements of her inner strength still show in her pose and her fierce glance.
There are many stories told about how Diego and Frida first met, because both of them used to tell different stories about their first meeting. The most known version, or rather the most told one is is the one where kahlo finally developed her full potentials and artistic abilities at the age of 19, of which she taught herself almost everything, and went to show Rivera her work and get his comments and feedback, she showed him four of her paintings, he instantly recognized her talent and the rawness in her work. He was known to be a tough critic and so he told her to take back the three paintings and keep the best one, in a tone that one might describe as tough or rude, she kept her painting of her Self- Portrait in a Velvet