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Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo, Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird
Birth name Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón
Born July 6, 1907(1907-07-06)
Coyoacán, Mexico
Died July 13, 1954 (aged 47)
Coyoacán, Mexico
Nationality Mexican
Field Painting

Frida Kahlo (July 6, 1907July 13, 1954) was a Mexican painter, who has achieved great international popularity.[1] She painted using vibrant colors in a style that was influenced by indigenous cultures of Mexico as well as by European influences that include Realism, Symbolism, and Surrealism. Many of her works are self-portraits that symbolically express her own pain and sexuality. Image File history File linksMetadata Frida_Kahlo_(self_portrait). ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Location of Coyoacán within the Mexican Federal District Jardín Centenario with the fountain depicting the drinking coyotes that gave the town its name Plaza Hidalgo Coyoacán is one of the 16 delegaciones (boroughs) into which Mexicos Federal District is divided. ... is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar). ... Location of Coyoacán within the Mexican Federal District Jardín Centenario with the fountain depicting the drinking coyotes that gave the town its name Plaza Hidalgo Coyoacán is one of the 16 delegaciones (boroughs) into which Mexicos Federal District is divided. ... Mexican may have several meanings. ... For other uses , see Painting (disambiguation). ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar). ... Painting by Rembrandt self-portrait Detail from Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez, in which the painter portrayed himself at work For the computer graphics program, see Corel Painter. ... Realism is a style of painting that depicts the actuality of what the eyes can see. ... Max Ernst. ... Self Portrait is a 1970 double album by Bob Dylan. ...


In 1929 Kahlo married the Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. They shared political views, and he encouraged her artistic endeavors. Although she has long been recognized as an important painter, public awareness of her work has become more widespread since the 1970s. Her "Blue" house in Coyoacán, Mexico City is a popular museum, donated by Diego Rivera upon his death in 1957. Salle des illustres, ceiling painting, by Jean André Rixens. ... Diego Rivera (December 8, 1886 – November 24, 1957, born Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez in Guanajuato, Gto. ... Location of Coyoacán within the Mexican Federal District Jardín Centenario with the fountain depicting the drinking coyotes that gave the town its name Plaza Hidalgo Coyoacán is one of the 16 delegaciones (boroughs) into which Mexicos Federal District is divided. ... Nickname: Location of Mexico City Coordinates: , Country Federal entity Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded c. ...

Contents

Childhood and family

Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón, as her name appears on her birth certificate [2] was born on July 6, 1907 in the house of her parents, known as La Casa Azul (The Blue House), in Coyoacán. At the time, this was a small town on the outskirts of Mexico City. Mary Elizabeth Winblad (1895-1987) birth certificate A birth certificate is a vital record that documents the birth of a child. ... Location of Coyoacán within the Mexican Federal District Jardín Centenario with the fountain depicting the drinking coyotes that gave the town its name Plaza Hidalgo Coyoacán is one of the 16 delegaciones (boroughs) into which Mexicos Federal District is divided. ... Nickname: Location of Mexico City Coordinates: , Country Federal entity Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded c. ...


Her father, Guillermo Kahlo (1872-1941), was born Carl Wilhelm Kahlo in Pforzheim, Germany. He was the son of the painter and goldsmith Jakob Heinrich Kahlo and Henriett E. Kaufmann. Guillermo Kahlo (1871–1941) was a Mexican photographer and father of the (more famous) artist Frida Kahlo, who painted his portrait. ... Year 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... Pforzheim city center, Wallberg (on rubble mound) in background. ... Painting by Rembrandt self-portrait Detail from Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez, in which the painter portrayed himself at work For the computer graphics program, see Corel Painter. ... A goldsmith creating a new ring A goldsmith is a metalworker who specializes in working with precious metals, usually to make jewelry. ...


Kahlo claimed her father was of Jewish and Hungarian ancestry,[3] but a 2005 book on Guillermo Kahlo argues that he was descended from a long line of German Lutherans [4]. The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... Hungarian may refer to: Hungary or the Kingdom of Hungary. ... The Lutheran movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity by the original definition. ...


Wilhelm Kahlo sailed to Mexico in 1891 at the age of nineteen and, upon his arrival, changed his German forename, Wilhelm, to its Spanish equivalent, 'Guillermo'. During the late 1930s, in the face of rising Nazism in Germany, Frida acknowledged and asserted her German heritage by spelling her name, Frieda (an allusion to "Frieden", which means "peace" in German). Nazism in history Nazi ideology Nazism and race Outside Germany Related subjects Lists Politics Portal         Nazism or National Socialism (German: Nationalsozialismus), refers primarily to the ideology and practices of the Nazi Party (National Socialist German Workers Party, German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or NSDAP) under Adolf Hitler. ...


Frida's mother, Matilde Calderón y Gonzalez, was a devout Catholic of primarily indigenous, as well as Spanish descent.[3] Frida's parents were married shortly after the death of Guillermo's first wife during the birth of her second child. Although their marriage was quite unhappy, Guillermo and Matilde had four daughters, with Frida being the third. She had two older half sisters. Frida once remarked that she grew up in a world surrounded by females. Throughout most of her life, however, Frida remained close to her father. For other uses, see Native Americans (disambiguation). ...


The Mexican Revolution began in 1910 when Kahlo was three years old. Later, however, Kahlo claimed that she was born in 1910 so people would directly associate her with the revolution. In her writings, she recalled that her mother would usher her and her sisters inside the house as gunfire echoed in the streets of her hometown, which was extremely poor at the time. Occasionally, men would leap over the walls into their backyard and sometimes her mother would prepare a meal for the hungry revolutionaries. This article is about the Mexican Revolution of 1910. ...


Kahlo contracted polio at age six, which left her right leg thinner than the left, which Kahlo disguised by wearing long skirts. It has been conjectured that she also suffered from spina bifida, a congenital disease that could have affected both spinal and leg development. [5] As a girl, she participated in boxing and other sports. In 1922, Kahlo was enrolled in the Preparatoria, one of Mexico's premier schools, where she was one of only thirty-five girls. Kahlo joined a gang at the school and fell in love with the leader, Alejandro Gomez Arias. During this period, Kahlo also witnessed violent armed struggles in the streets of Mexico City as the Mexican Revolution continued. Poliomyelitis (polio), or infantile paralysis, is a viral paralytic disease. ... For other meanings of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer. ... -1... Nickname: Location of Mexico City Coordinates: , Country Federal entity Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded c. ... This article is about the Mexican Revolution of 1910. ...


On September 17, 1925, Kahlo was riding in a bus when the vehicle collided with a trolley car. She suffered serious injuries in the accident, including a broken spinal column, a broken collarbone, broken ribs, a broken pelvis, eleven fractures in her right leg, a crushed and dislocated right foot, and a dislocated shoulder. An iron handrail pierced her abdomen and her uterus, which seriously damaged her reproductive ability. is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The spinal cord is a part of the vertebrate nervous system that is enclosed in and protected by the vertebral column (it passes through the spinal canal). ... ... This article is about the bones called ribs. ... The pelvis (pl. ... Diagram of an insect leg A leg is the part of an animals body that supports the rest of the animal above the ground and is used for locomotion. ... This article is about female reproductive anatomy. ...


Although she recovered from her injuries and eventually regained her ability to walk, she was plagued by relapses of extreme pain for the remainder of her life. The pain was intense and often left her confined to a hospital or bedridden for months at a time. She underwent as many as thirty-five operations as a result of the accident, mainly on her back, her right leg and her right foot. A relapse (etymologically, who falls again) occurs when a person is affected again by a condition that affected them in the past. ... For the town in the Republic of Ireland, see Hospital, County Limerick. ...


Career as painter

Frida Kahlo with Diego Rivera in 1932
Frida Kahlo with Diego Rivera in 1932

After the accident, Frida Kahlo turned her attention away from the study of medicine to begin a full-time painting career. The accident left her in a great deal of pain while she recovered in a full body cast; she painted to occupy her time during her temporary state of immobilization. Her self-portraits became a dominant part of her life when she was immobile for three months after her accident. She once said, "I paint myself because I am often alone and I am the subject I know best". Her mother had a special easel made for her so she could paint in bed, and her father lent her his box of oil paints and some brushes.[6] Image File history File links Frida_Kahlo_Diego_Rivera_1932. ... Image File history File links Frida_Kahlo_Diego_Rivera_1932. ... Diego Rivera (December 8, 1886 – November 24, 1957, born Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez in Guanajuato, Gto. ...


Drawing on personal experiences, including her marriage, her miscarriages, and her numerous operations, Kahlo's works often are characterized by their stark portrayals of pain. Of her 143 paintings, 55 are self-portraits which often incorporate symbolic portrayals of physical and psychological wounds. She insisted, "I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality". Miscarriage or spontaneous abortion is the natural or spontaneous end of a pregnancy at a stage where the embryo or the fetus is incapable of surviving, generally defined in humans at a gestation of prior to 20 weeks. ...


Kahlo was deeply influenced by indigenous Mexican culture, which is apparent in her use of bright colors and dramatic symbolism. She frequently included the symbolic monkey. In Mexican mythology, monkeys are symbols of lust, yet Kahlo portrayed them as tender and protective symbols. Christian and Jewish themes are often depicted in her work. She combined elements of the classic religious Mexican tradition with surrealist renderings. Approximate worldwide distribution of monkeys. ... For other uses, see Mythology (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... Surrealism is an artistic movement and an aesthetic philosophy that aims for the liberation of the mind by emphasizing the critical and imaginative powers of the subconscious. ...


At the invitation of André Breton, she went to France in 1939 and was featured at an exhibition of her paintings in Paris. The Louvre bought one of her paintings, The Frame, which was displayed at the exhibit. This was the first work by a 20th century Mexican artist ever purchased by the internationally renowned museum. André Breton André Breton (French IPA: ) (February 19, 1896 – September 28, 1966) was a French writer, poet, and surrealist theorist, and is best known as the main founder of surrealism. ... The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... This article is about the museum. ...


Stormy marriage

Frida Kahlo (center) and Diego Rivera photographed by Carl Van Vechten in 1932
Frida Kahlo (center) and Diego Rivera photographed by Carl Van Vechten in 1932

As a young artist, Kahlo approached the famous Mexican painter, Diego Rivera, whose work she admired, asking him for advice about pursuing art as a career. He immediately recognized her talent and her unique expression as truly special and uniquely Mexican. He encouraged her development as an artist and soon began an intimate relationship with Frida. They were married in 1929, despite the disapproval of Frida's mother. They often were referred to as The Elephant and the Dove, a nickname that originated when Kahlo's father used it to express their extreme difference in size.[citation needed] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x822, 89 KB) Portrait of Diego Rivera and Malu Block and Frida Kahlo de Rivera, 1932 Mar. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x822, 89 KB) Portrait of Diego Rivera and Malu Block and Frida Kahlo de Rivera, 1932 Mar. ... Diego Rivera (December 8, 1886 – November 24, 1957, born Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez in Guanajuato, Gto. ... Carl Van Vechten (June 17, 1880 – December 21, 1964) was an American writer and photographer who was a patron of the Harlem Renaissance and the literary executor of Gertrude Stein. ... Diego Rivera (December 8, 1886 – November 24, 1957, born Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez in Guanajuato, Gto. ... Genera and Species Loxodonta Loxodonta cyclotis Loxodonta africana Elephas Elephas maximus Elephas antiquus † Elephas beyeri † Elephas celebensis † Elephas cypriotes † Elephas ekorensis † Elephas falconeri † Elephas iolensis † Elephas planifrons † Elephas platycephalus † Elephas recki † Stegodon † Mammuthus † Elephantidae (the elephants) is a family of pachyderm, and the only remaining family in the order Proboscidea... Subfamilies see article text Feral Rock Pigeon beside Weiming Lake, Peking University Dove redirects here. ...


Their marriage often was tumultuous. Notoriously, both Kahlo and Rivera had fiery temperaments and both had numerous extramarital affairs. The openly bisexual Kahlo had affairs with both men (including Leon Trotsky) and women;[2] Rivera knew of and tolerated her relationships with women, but her relationships with men made him jealous. For her part, Kahlo became outraged when she learned that Rivera had an affair with her younger sister, Cristina. The couple eventually divorced, but remarried in 1940. Their second marriage was as turbulent as the first. Their living quarters often were separate, although sometimes adjacent. In human sexuality, bisexuality describes a man or woman having a sexual orientation to persons of either or both sexes (a man or woman who sexually likes both sexes; people who are sexually and/or romantically attracted to both males and females). ... Leon Trotsky (Russian:  , Lev Davidovich Trotsky, also transliterated Leo, Lyev, Trotskii, Trotski, Trotskij, Trockij and Trotzky) (November 7 [O.S. October 26] 1879 – August 21, 1940), born Lev Davidovich Bronstein (), was a Ukrainian-born Bolshevik revolutionary and Marxist theorist. ... Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse. ...


Later years

La Casa Azul, photo taken in 2005
La Casa Azul, photo taken in 2005

Active communist sympathizers, Kahlo and Rivera befriended Leon Trotsky as he sought political sanctuary from Joseph Stalin's regime in the Soviet Union. Initially, Trotsky lived with Rivera and then at Kahlo's home, where they reportedly had an affair.[2] Trotsky and his wife then moved to another house in Coyoacán where, later, he was assassinated. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1944x2592, 1533 KB) Picture from Frida Kahlos house - The Blue House. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1944x2592, 1533 KB) Picture from Frida Kahlos house - The Blue House. ... This article is about communism as a form of society and as a political movement. ... Leon Trotsky (Russian:  , Lev Davidovich Trotsky, also transliterated Leo, Lyev, Trotskii, Trotski, Trotskij, Trockij and Trotzky) (November 7 [O.S. October 26] 1879 – August 21, 1940), born Lev Davidovich Bronstein (), was a Ukrainian-born Bolshevik revolutionary and Marxist theorist. ... Josef Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili (Georgian: , Ioseb Besarionis Dze Jughashvili; Russian: , Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili) (December 18 [O.S. December 6] 1878[1] – March 5, 1953), better known by his adopted name, Joseph Stalin (alternatively transliterated Josef Stalin), was General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Unions Central Committee from... Location of Coyoacán within the Mexican Federal District Jardín Centenario with the fountain depicting the drinking coyotes that gave the town its name Plaza Hidalgo Coyoacán is one of the 16 delegaciones (boroughs) into which Mexicos Federal District is divided. ...


Death

A few days before Frida Kahlo died on July 13, 1954, she wrote in her diary: "I hope the exit is joyful - and I hope never to return - Frida".[2] The official cause of death was given as pulmonary embolism, although some suspected that she died from overdose that may or may not have been accidental.[2] An autopsy was never performed. She had been very ill throughout the previous year and her right leg had been amputated at the knee, owing to gangrene. She also had a bout of bronchopneumonia near that time, which had left her quite frail.[2] is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar). ... A drug overdose occurs when a chemical substance (i. ... This article is about the medical procedure. ... Gangrene is a complication of necrosis (i. ... Bronchopneumonia (Lobular pneumonia) - is one of two types of bacterial pneumonia as classified by gross anatomic distribution of consolidation (solidification). ...


Later, in his autobiography, Diego Rivera wrote that the day Kahlo died was the most tragic day of his life, adding that, too late, he had realized that the most wonderful part of his life had been his love for her.[2]


A pre-Columbian urn holding her ashes is on display in her former home, La Casa Azul (The Blue House), in Coyoacán. Today it is a museum housing a number of her works of art and numerous relics from her personal life.[2] The pre-Columbian era incorporates all period subdivisions in the history and prehistory of the Americas before the appearance of significant European influences on the American continents. ...


Frida mania

For most of the twentieth century, Kahlo's work was not recognized as it is now: often she was popularly remembered only as Diego Rivera's wife. It was not until the early 1980s when the artistic movement in Mexico known as the Neomexicanismo began, that she became very prominent.[7] This movement recognized the values of contemporary Mexican culture; it was the moment when artists such as Kahlo, Abraham Angel, Angel Zárraga, and others became household names and Helguera's classical calendar paintings achieved fame.[7] During the same decade several other factors helped to establish her success. The movie Frida, Naturaleza Viva (1983), directed by Pablo Leduc with Ofelia Medina as Frida and Juan Jose Gurrola as Diego, was a huge success. For the rest of her life, Medina remained in a sort of perpetual Frida role, still depicting Kahlo even now.[8] Also during the same time Hayden Herrera published a determinant and influential biography: Frida: The Biography of Frida Kahlo, which became a world-wide bestseller. Diego Rivera (December 8, 1886 – November 24, 1957, born Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez in Guanajuato, Gto. ...


In addition, Raquel Tibol, the most influential Mexican art critic for the second half of the twentieth century and a personal friend of Frida, wrote Frida Kahlo: una vida abierta. Other works about her included, a biography by Teresa del Conde and texts by other Mexican critics and theorists such as Jorge Alberto Manrique.[7]


Fridamania had begun and many artists, particularly the Mexicans, Adolfo Patiño known as 'Adolfrido', Marisa Lara, Arturo Guerrero, Lucia Maya, and Nahum B. Zenil, adopted Frida's imaginings into their own work and transported her interests and obsessions into the 1980s. In 2002 the American film, Frida, introduced later audiences to her work.[9] For other uses, see Frida (disambiguation). ...



Salma Hayek, as Frida in the 2002 movie is regarded by Mexican artist Marcella Andre Lopez de la Cerda as the most naturally portrayed Frida. The pictures of Frida, melting into the new film shot with identical props was a stunning visual effect, giving the viewer the comfort of a seemingly real-life meeting with Frida Kahlo, without the rigors of time, it was a time-travel to experience Frida's beauty and tempests.


Influence on other artists

Frida Kahlo was photographed by many artists including Edward Weston, Héctor García, Imogen Cunningham, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Lola Alvarez Bravo, Nicholas Murray, Guillermo Zamora, and Lucienne Bloch.[10]. Many Chicana/o artists have included versions of her self portraits in their work, among them Rupert García, Alfredo Arreguín, Yreina D. Cervántez, Pietro Psaier, Marcos Raya, Gilbert Hernandez, and Carmen Lomas Garza. Edward Weston (March 24, 1886 - January 1, 1958) was an American photographer, and co-founder of Group f/64. ... Héctor García: Héctor García Molina, Mexican computer scientist Hector P. Garcia, Mexican-American physician Héctor García Ribeyro, Peruvian politician Héctor García (basketball), Uruguay Héctor García (artist) Category: ... Imogen Cunningham (April 12, 1883 - June 24, 1976) was an American photographer known for her photography of botanicals, nudes and industry. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Lola Alvarez Bravo (1907 - 1993) was a Mexican photographer. ... Pietro Psaier (1936 — 2004) was born in Italy. ... Gilbert Hernandez (born February 1, 1957), also known as Gilberto Hernandez (pronounced /heel-bear-toe/) or simply Beto (pronounced /beh-toe/), is along with his brothers Jaime and Mario a co-creator of the black and white independent comic Love and Rockets, published by Fantagraphics Books. ... Carmen Lomas Garza (b. ...


Centennial celebrations

The 100th anniversary of the birth of Frida Kahlo honored her with the largest exhibit ever held of her paintings at the Museum of the Fine Arts Palace, Kahlo's first comprehensive exhibit in Mexico.[11] Works were on loan from Detroit, Minneapolis, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Nagoya, Japan. The exhibit included one-third of her artistic production, as well as manuscripts and letters that had not been displayed previously.[11] The exhibit was open June 13th through August 12th 2007 and broke all attendance records at the museum.[12] Some of her work was on exhibit in Nuevo León, and moved in September 2007 to museums in the United States. June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Location within Mexico Country Mexico Capital Municipalities 51 Largest City Monterrey Government  - Governor Natividad González Parás  - Federal Deputies PAN: 7 PRI: 5  - Federal Senators PAN :2 PRI: 1 Area Ranked 13th  - Total 64,210 km² (24,791. ...


The first major Frida Kahlo exhibition in the United States in nearly fifteen years, presents over forty of her most important self-portraits, still lifes, and portraits from the beginning of her career in 1926 until her death in 1954.


Exhibition Itinerary
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis • October 27–January 20, 2008
Philadelphia Museum of Art • February 20–May 18, 2008
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art • June 16–September 28, 2008 The Philadelphia Museum of Art, located at the west end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphias Fairmount Park, was established in 1876 in conjunction with the Centennial Exposition of the same year and is now among the largest and most important art museums in the United States. ...


Previously, the most recent international exhibition of Kahlo's work had been in 2005 in London, which brought together eighty-seven of her works.


La Casa Azul

Frida's Casa Azul (Blue House) where she lived and worked in Mexico City is now a museum housing artifacts of her life. Photographs may be taken only outside the house and in the courtyard area.

La Casa Azul is not as azul, as blue, as these pictures show it to be. During Frida's life there, the house was a darker blue, indigo blue. This color is achieved with the renown and expensive aňil, added to the whitewash base that has been the paint base for thousands of years in Mexico. Huge amounts of aňil are needed to make the blue darker.


The house sports a makeover inside the patios that was meant to make it more like the museums around Mexico City. The Mexican artist Marcella Andre Lopez de la Cerda visited and found the inside rooms newly painted yellow and purple, where once were wood and earth colors of a Mexican home. The yellow floor and purple walls were done so the pictures were all displayed in rows, in what seemed to be two rooms with the wall knocked down to make this salon.


Marcella Andre Lopez de la Cerda found this to not be a fortunate change in the home of Frida, since the old-fashioned gardens and entrance to the home were completely removed and there is an open patio with some restaurant tables near the snack area, the rough and natural, uncarved volcanic rock of pumice, lava or obsidian stuck in the walls was a totally post mortem idea by the estate managers that was a


In popular culture

In 2002, Julie Taymor directed a biographical film about Kahlo, Frida starring Salma Hayek, which grossed US$58 million worldwide.[13] Julie Taymor (born December 15, 1952) is an American director of Broadway theatre and film. ... For other uses, see Frida (disambiguation). ... Salma Hayek Jiménez (born September 2, 1966) is an award-winning Mexican-American actress, director, and television and film producer. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


In 2006, Kahlo's 1943 painting "Roots" set a US$5.6 million auction record for a Latin American work.[14] Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


Latino comic artist Gilbert Hernandez, of Love and Rockets fame, wrote and illustrated a pictorial history of Kahlo's life which used some of the themes of her art within the style of Beto's brief biographical story. Gilbert Hernandez (born February 1, 1957), also known as Gilberto Hernandez (pronounced /heel-bear-toe/) or simply Beto (pronounced /beh-toe/), is along with his brothers Jaime and Mario a co-creator of the black and white independent comic Love and Rockets, published by Fantagraphics Books. ... Love and Rockets (often abbreviated L&R) is a black and white comic book series by Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez, sometimes cited jointly as Los Bros Hernandez. ...


Additionally, English band Coldplay's fourth studio album's name is based on Kahlo's Viva la Vida painting, but fully entitled Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the type of musical group. ... Coldplay is a British alternative rock band formed in London in 1997. ...


In Madonna's unreleased song "Superpop" from the Confessions on a Dancefloor sessions, she sings the lyric "If I was a painter I'd be Frida Kahlo." This article is about the American entertainer. ... Confessions on a Dancefloor is the confirmed title of Madonnas eleventh studio album slated to be released in November 2005. ...


Her tempestous life was also the subject of a 1991 opera Frida (opera) with music by Robert Xavier Rodriguez, book by Hilary Blecher, lyrics and monologues by Migdalia Cruz, conceived by Hilary Blecher.


See also

Self-portrait by Vincent Van Gogh A portrait is a painting, photograph, or other artistic representation of a person. ... See also Western art, History of painting, History of art, Art history, Painting, Outline of painting history Jan Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring, known as the Mona Lisa of the North 1665-1667 Édouard Manet, The Balcony 1868 The history of Western painting represents a continuous, though disrupted, tradition... // The history of painting reaches back in time to artifacts from pre-historic humans, and spans all cultures. ...

References

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  4. ^ Frida Kahlo's father wasn't Jewish after all, Meir Ronnen, April 20, 2006, "Books", Jerusalem Post
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  6. ^ Cruz, Barbara (1996). Frida Kahlo: Portrait of a Mexican Painter. Berkeley Heights: Enslow, p.9. ISBN-13: 0-89490-765-4. 
  7. ^ a b c Emerich, Luis Carlos (1989). Figuraciones y desfiguros de los ochentas. Mexico City: Editorial Diana. ISBN-968-13-1908-7. 
  8. ^ Cada quien su Frida, stage piece. Cada quien su Frida. Retrieved on 2007-08-19.
  9. ^ Frida (2002)
  10. ^ Lucienne Bloch website at Old Stage Studios
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  13. ^ Frida (2002)
  14. ^ Frida Kahlo " Roots " Sets $5.6 Million Record at Sotheby's. Art Knowledge News. Retrieved on 2007-09-23.

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Bibliography

  • Fuentes, C. (1998). Diary of Frida Kahlo. Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (March 1, 1998). ISBN 0-8109-8195-5.
  • Gonzalez, M. (2005). Kahlo – A Life. Socialist Review, June 2005.
  • Arts Galleries: Frida Khalo. Exhibition at Tate Modern, June 9October 9, 2005. The Guardian, Wednesday May 18, 2005. Retrieved May 18, 2005.
  • Nericcio, William Anthony. (2005). A Decidedly 'Mexican' and 'American' Semi[erotic Transference: Frida Kahlo in the Eyes of Gilbert Hernandez].
  • Turner, C. (2005). Photographing Frida Kahlo. The Guardian, Wednesday May 18, 2005. Retrieved May 18, 2005.
  • Zamora, M. (1995). The Letters of Frida Kahlo: Cartas Apasionadas. Chronicle Books (November 1, 1995). ISBN 0-8118-1124-7
  • The Diary of Frida Kahlo. Introduction by Carlos Fuentes. Essay by Sarah M. Lowe. London: Bloomsburry, 1995. ISBN 0-7475-2247-2

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External links

  • The official Frida Kahlo Site, biography, artwork, related news, family pictures and much more
Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
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General internet resources
  • "Frida Kahlo" at ArtCyclopedia
  • Frida Kahlo at Olga's Gallery
  • Kahlo paintings at Ten Dreams Galleries
  • Frida Kahlo fan site with biography, paintings, and photos
  • John Weatherwax Papers Relating to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art
Articles and essays
  • "Frida Kahlo & contemporary thought"
  • "Frida by Kahlo"
  • The Nerve of Frida Kahlo Sanford Schwartz essay on Kahlo from The New York Review of Books
Films
Exhibitions and museums
  • "The Frida Kahlo Museum", by Gale Randall
  • Exhibition guide from Tate Modern
  • The Heart of Frida exhibition in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico showcasing recently discovered letters and artwork.

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