Frida Kahlo: Self-portraits

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Brief biographical information and self-portraits. Notes (which would be available upon download) contain more information about the paintings.

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Frida Kahlo:

Frida Kahlo Self-portraits

Frida Kahlo:

Frida Kahlo Mexican Artist Born July 6, 1907 in a suburb of Mexico City

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When Frida was 6, she contracted polio Her right foot was deformed as a result

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Frida studied science, with the goal of becoming a medical doctor. When Frida was 18 , a bus she was riding collided with a trolley . Kahlo suffered severe injurie s and was confined to bed for many months.

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While she recovered, she took up painting . Her parents provided her with a mirror, so that she could serve as her own model. Self-Portrait in a Velvet D ress (1926)

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In 1928, Frida met the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera and married him in 1929. Diego was 21 years older than Kahlo.

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During her lifetime, she did not enjoy the same level of recognition as her husband , but today her art is as critically acclaimed as that of her male peers .

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Most of Kahlo’s works are self portraits that express her physical pain and psychological suffering from infertility , surgery and alienation .

Self-portraits:

Self-portraits 55 of her 143 paintings are self-portraits Self-Portrait with Monkeys. (1943) Oil on canvas.

Me and My Doll (1937) Oil on metal.:

Me and My Doll (1937) Oil on metal .

Self-Portrait with Necklace (1933):

Self-Portrait with Necklace (1933)

Fulang-Chang and I (1937) Oil on composition board. :

Fulang -Chang and I (1937) Oil on composition board.

Self-Portrait with Monkey (1938) Oil on masonite. :

Self-Portrait with Monkey (1938) Oil on masonite .

The Two Fridas (1939) Oil on canvas:

The Two Fridas (1939) Oil on canvas

Self-Portrait (1940) Oil on canvas. :

Self-Portrait (1940) Oil on canvas.

Self-Portrait Dedicated to Dr. Eloesser (1940) Oil on Masonite:

Self-Portrait Dedicated to Dr. Eloesser (1940) Oil on Masonite

Self Portrait Dedicated to Sigmund Firestone (1940) Oil on Masonite. :

Self Portrait Dedicated to Sigmund Firestone (1940) Oil on Masonite.

Self-Portrait with Monkey (1940) Oil on Masonite:

Self-Portrait with Monkey (1940) Oil on Masonite

Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair (1940) Oil on canvas :

Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair (1940) Oil on canvas

Self-Portrait with Bonito (1941) Oil on canvas:

Self-Portrait with Bonito (1941) Oil on canvas

Self Portrait with Braid (1941):

Self Portrait with Braid (1941)

Self-Portrait with Monkeys. (1943) :

Self-Portrait with Monkeys. (1943)

Self-Portrait with Small Monkey (1945) :

Self-Portrait with Small Monkey (1945)

The Wounded Deer (1946):

The Wounded Deer (1946)

Self-Portrait with Loose Hair (1947) :

Self-Portrait with Loose Hair (1947)

Diego and I (1949) :

Diego and I (1949)

Self-Portrait with the Portrait of Doctor Farill (1951) :

Self-Portrait with the Portrait of Doctor Farill (1951)

Death: July 13 1954, age 47:

Death: July 13 1954 , age 47 Kahlo’s final years were filled with surgeries and illness . Kahlo died from a pulmonary embolism in the house where she was born.

Diego Rivera died in 1957 at age 70, only 3 years after Kahlo. :

Diego Rivera died in 1957 at age 70 , only 3 years after Kahlo.

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