Frida Kahlo Essay by The Research Group

Frida Kahlo
The life and work of the 20th century Mexican painter and wife of the muralist Diego Rivera.
# 19429 | 1,350 words | 2 sources | 1992 | US
Published on Mar 10, 2003 in Art (Artists)


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"Frida Kahlo's art reflects a compelling stoicism with respect to the suffering with which her life was filled. She was born in 1907, died in 1954, and during her life she experienced an incredible array of serious health problems, including polio at the age of six, which left her right leg weakened permanently; a streetcar accident at the age of eighteen which left her seriously injured; severe internal bleeding and re-hospitalization at the age of twenty-five; spinal surgery at the age of 39; hospitalization four years later for recurring spinal problems; the amputation of her right leg because of gangrene three years later; bronchial pneumonia the same year (1954), the year she died. These are only the most extreme physical problems; she suffered on a daily basis from various chronic pains associated with her accidents and diseases. In addition to her physical..."

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