Frida Kahlo Research Paper

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Frida Kahlo is a famous Mexican painter who is mostly known for her self portraits and Surrealism paintings, she did however dabble in some poetry while recovering from a terrible bus accident, and other times when inspiration would strike. Frida Kahlo used her experiences in life to write poetry and to show her cultural and political identity. She wrote about dreams she had, terrible incidents, and many other things. Frida Kahlo was born July 6th, 1907 in Coyoacan, Mexico. She was born with Spinal Bifida, which is a birth defect in which a developing baby's spinal cord fails to develop properly (1). The disease could have easily affected her both spinal and leg development but she became healthy and she still participated in…show more content…
David was also a painter, and Frida was very interested in his work. The marriage was very troubled, they both had irritable temperaments, and tons of extramarital affairs. Frida Kahlo had affairs with both men and women. Rivera would tolerate the affairs with women, but the men made him very envious. The couple divorced in November 1939, and got back together in December 1940, and lived mostly apart. Frida has a quote about her love with Diego, “There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst.” Frida Kahlo conceived three times during her marriages with Diego, but could not give birth to the babies as a result of the bus accident she was in that stabbed her uterus. This affected her a lot, and she wrote and painted about the pain she felt. Frida got very ill, and had to get her right leg, that was affected from polio when she was a child, amputated at the knee owing to Gangrene. Gangrene is the death and decomposition of body tissue resulting from either obstructed circulation or bacterial infection. The amputation left her very frail and

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