Born 1907, died 1954.
In her brief life (47 years) she painted approximately 200 paintings, most of them self-portraits. "I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head, without any other consideration." What passed through her head and into her art was some of the most original and dramatic imagery of the twentieth century. Painting herself bleeding, weeping, cracked open, she transferred her pain into art with remarkable frankness tempered by humor and fantasy.
An Additional Site on Frida Kahlo
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