Frida Kahlo Research Paper

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A common theme in Kahlo’s works of art is life experience. She has produced over 200 paintings, drawings, and sketches related to her physical life experiences, including depictions of her physical and emotional well-being, as well as her unstable relationship with Diego Rivera. Frida paints with the vibrant color and form of Mexican folk art and in her works her pain and passion are often reflected. Additionally, of her 143 paintings, fifty-five of them are self-portraits. Kahlo once said, “I paint myself because I am so often alone and I am the subject I know best” ( Frida’s art captivates us and motivates us to try to understand her suffering; we want to get to know her better and the best way to do that is through her artwork.…show more content…
Rivera was a famous Mexican muralist. They had a passionate but rocky relationship that lasted despite infidelities, pressures of careers, divorce, remarriage, and other problems including Frida’s failing health and infertility. Frida was Diego’s third wife, but both Frida and Diego had multiple partners outside of their marriage. To make matters worse, one of Diego’s affairs was with Frida’s younger sister, Cristina. Nevertheless, Frida and Diego were active supporters of the Communist Party in Mexico. In early July 1954, Frida participated in a Communist street demonstration, which was later remembered as her last public appearance. Merely weeks later, on July 13, Frida died. Frida’s death was mourned by many of her greatest fans. As a result of her intense suffering, it has been claimed that Frida turned to alcohol and drugs as a means of self-medication. Some people even believe Kahlo’s death was a

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