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Frida Kahlo

15 FACTS ABOUT She was born in 1907 in Coyoacan, Mexico City. The Mexican Revolution Frida Kahlo was born in FRIDA KAHLO La Casa Azul began three years after her birth. Frida later gave |(The Blue House) in Coyoacán, Mexico, her birth date as the same house that now serves as a museum. July 7, 1910 so that her life would coincide with the birth of modern Mexico. September 17, 1925 Kahlo was riding in a bus that collided with Her father was a photographer. a trolley car. She suffered serious injuries as a result of the accident. She was born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón. The name Frieda comes from the German word Friede, which means peace. She dropped the e from her name around 1935, and subsequently became known as Frida. She created 143 paintings out of which 55 are self-portraits. " I paint myself because I am so often alone and because l am the subject I know best. Long, colorful Tehuana skirts are characteristic for her style. She was using them to disguise her foreshortened and mangled right leg, which was stunted by polio when Kahlo was a child. She married Diego Rivera, - famous Mexican painter. They married twice: in 1929 and 1954. Frida Kahlo's 'Roots' holds the auction record for Diego was a Latin American piece of art. The 1943 work sold for 20 US$ 5.6 million in 2006. years older than Frida. SALMA HAYEK plays Kahlo's role in biographical film in 2002. FRIDA'S ART was influenced by the indigenous Mexican culture, In 1953 was held her first solo exhibition in Mexico, and because she was European Realism, Surrealism and Symbolism. „They thoughtI was a Surrealist, but I wasn't. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality." bedridden, an ambulance had to take her there. She spent the evening on a bed set up in the gallery. Frida Kahlo inspires popular music: • her painting Viva la Vida inspired Coldplay in their fourth album's name, • Florence Welch decided to name the song What the Water Gave Me after seeing a Frida Kahlo painting. designed by Gosia Zimniak,

Frida Kahlo

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