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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 224 PROFILES IN ART

Frida Kahlo (1907-1954)

VIVA LA VIDA!

“I paint self-portraits because I am the person I know best.”

Frida Kahlo

 

If ever an artist possessed the ability to chronicle her life on canvas, it was Frida Kahlo. Colorful, gripping, and psychologically expressive, Kahlo’s art was a cathartic means for her to express her deep emotional anguish over the traumatic events that shaped her life. Among them, a childhood attack of disabling polio, a tragic accident that left her in lifelong pain and affected her ability to have children, and a distressing relationship with husband and fellow artist Diego Rivera.

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