Biocomplete

“The only thing I know…” Frida Kahlo once said “… is that I paint becauseI need to.” “I paint my own reality…I paint what ever passes through my head withoutany other consideration.” “I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the subjectI know best.” As a young woman, becoming a painter was not … Read more

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The Two Fridas 1939 Shortly after her divorce from Diego Rivera, Frida completed this self-portrait of two different personalities. Frida’s diary says this painting had its origin in her memory of an imaginary childhood friend. Later she admitted it records the emotions surrounding her separation and martial crisis. On the right, the part of her … Read more

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Henry Ford Hospital 1932 On July 4th, 1932, Frida suffered a miscarriage in the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. In this disturbing work, Kahlo paints herself lying on her back in a hospital bed after a miscarriage. The figure in the painting is unclothed, the sheets beneath her are bloody, and a large tear falls … Read more

Chronologyenglish

1891 On May 12th, 1891, at age 19, Wilhelm Kahl, Frida’s father, a Jew of Hungarian-German origin, sails from Germany to Mexico aboard the freighter “Borussia“. He changes his German name “Wilhelm Kahl” to a more Spanish sounding name, “Guillermo Kahlo” and trades his Jewish religion for atheism. He finds employment at a fashionable jewelry … Read more