Frida Kahlo is a world-famous Mexican artist. Her unusual paintings are a reflection of herself. Here are some facts about the great woman.
Frida’s got a lot of self-portraits – she’s always serious and a little sad. A woman has a very unusual appearance. Frida’s distinctive feature is her thick, almost fused eyebrows and piercing black eyes.
At the age of 6, she had polio, her right leg became thinner than her left leg, and she became limp for life after her illness. “Frida – wooden leg,” her peers teased. As an adult, the artist concealed the defect with long national dresses. In her youth, the girl was involved in a car accident – a tram bar stuck in her stomach and went out into her groin, crushing her hip bone. In three places the spine was damaged, two hips were broken. The right leg, dried up with polio, was broken in eleven places. Kahlo visited the operating table thirty-two times.
Her famous picture “Just a few scratches” artist painted after the ostentatious betrayal of her husband. It depicts a mutilated woman and a man with an indifferent face.
Frida and Leo Trotsky
The Mexican artist admired by the “podium of the Russian Revolution” and was seriously worried about his deportation from the USSR. As a result, Trotsky and his wife found shelter in Mexico City, in the house of Frida and her husband. There are still rumors of their secret affair. Eyewitnesses say that the bright, interesting, charming Mexican immediately captivated the guests. Almost 60-year-old revolutionary took a great interest as a boy.
From ship to ball
In 1953, shortly before her death, the artist had her leg amputated. Almost immediately after the operation, she came to the opening of her last exhibition. She was brought in on a stretcher and placed on a bed in the middle of the hall. Frida joked, sang her favorite sentimental songs to the accompaniment of the Mariachi orchestra, smoked and drank, hoping that alcohol would help relieve pain.
The last way
After her death in 1954, crowds of fans came to the crematorium hall to say goodbye. The body of the artist was wrapped in the banner of the Mexican Communist Party. Her loved ones collected all her favorite jewelry: an old necklace, cheap simple things from sea shells, which she particularly loved – and put it all in a gray coffin, installed in the “Palacio de Bellace Artes” – the Palace of Fine Arts.