Frida Kahlo

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo de Rivera was a Mexican painter, born in Coyoacán, who is best known for her self-portraits. Kahlo's life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home known as the Blue House. She gave her birth date as July 7, 1910, but her birth certificate shows July 6, 1907.
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Birthday
06 July 1907
Deceased
13 July 1954

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Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Masterpieces from the Gelman Collection at the ... - Art Daily
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Pallant House Gallery is presenting 'Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Masterpieces from the Gelman Collection'. This major touring exhibition, which is in Chichester for its only UK showing, brings together the iconic paintings of Frida Kahlo (1907
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Sorry, Frida Kahlo. My Chicana Heart Belongs to Another (Cue ABBA!) - Fox News
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(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Without fail, around July 6 th (Frida Kahlo's birthday) or near August 26 th (Frida and Diego Rivera's wedding anniversary), I'm invited to at least one or two artsy-like events celebrating the work, the life,
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Latino Heritage Month at San Francisco MoMA - Bloginity (blog)
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Iconic Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo are represented along with their contemporaries Jose Clemente Orozco and Rufino Tamayo, all of whose paintings tell a story. Other featured works include a geometric abstract by Uruguayan artist
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Where passion ran riot - Sydney Morning Herald
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But in terms of tourist dollars, marketing and visibility, arguably no couple in history is more celebrated than Mexico's uber-lovers, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. From museums to public spaces, from handbags to coffee mugs, posters to motion pictures
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Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera, at Pallant House, Chichester, Seven magazine review - Telegraph.co.uk
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By Alastair Smart And so to the latest episode of the Frida and Diego telenovela. No matter that both died in the Fifties: they live on through their art and larger-than-life personae, plus the mythology that's built up around them as two tempestuous
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SFMOMA transitions to in-house multimedia tours - San Francisco Chronicle
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A visitor examines a portrait by Frida Kahlo at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. A decade ago two companies, Antenna and Acoustiguide, dominated the marketing of audio tours of museum collections and special exhibitions
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Dead artists paint a different picture - The Media Co-op
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The dead artists, including Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dali, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol and Vincent Van Gogh, took exception. Artist after artist pointed to the richness of arts and arts organizations long active in the area. They also renewed calls for
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Tortilla Flats Pays Tribute to Frida Kahlo - Patch.com
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She's mostly known for for her explicit paintings and tumultuous marriage to Diego Rivera, but it turns out that Frida Kahlo was also quite the cook. In a life punctuated by pain (as a child she survived both polio and a bus crash
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A San Diego Barrio's $58 Million Moment Arrives - New York Times
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The contested site is today Chicano Park, a symbolic center of the community, where the bridge piers are covered in colorful murals depicting Emiliano Zapata, Frida Kahlo and other figures from Mexican history and pop culture. The area has a population
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Kate Middleton's Skid Row Artwork: How Much Would it Sell for? - International Business Times
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Sample The Art History major may not be the next Georgia O'Keeffe or Frida Kahlo, but her simple snail was perfect for the occasion, not outshining any of the childrens artwork, and proved that she has a bit of a playful side
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The art of fashion - The Hindu
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Graceful gowns inspired by the works of Tamara de Lempicka, streamlined looks taken from the Cubist movement, Pop Art in lollipop shades on tees, Op Art with its optical illusion on dresses and Frida Kahlo's melancholic mood translated onto maxi
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Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera offer taste of Mexican modernism at Pallant House - Culture24
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Frida Kahlo, arguably the most famous female artist of the 20th century, has never been shown in the UK alongside her husband, Diego Rivera. In some parts of the world, Rivera is even better known, so this show was always
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Kahlo comes home to Ransom Center - UT The Daily Texan
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Lucy Mears examines a Frida Kahlo painting at the Harry Ransom Center Wednesday afternoon. The painting was installed in the lobby of the Ransom Center last week. A famous Frida Kahlo self-portrait has returned to the Harry Ransom Center after more
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Mexico's Fine Arts Institute celebrates 65th anniversary - Fox News
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Mexico City – The National Fine Arts Institute, or INBA, is celebrating its 65th anniversary with an exhibition in Mexico City showing the best of its treasures, including works by Frida Kahlo, Rufino Tamayo and Saturnino Herran
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The cult of Kahlo - Irish Times
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Frida Kahlo blazed a trail that has outlasted her, leaving behind a legacy of self-expression, individualism and art. This fashion shoot channels her iconic image, writes DEIRDRE MCQUILLAN HEN IT COMES to dressing for effect, there was no better
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Freedom for Frida Kahlo - The Guardian
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Paintings by Frida Kahlo and her husband are being shown side by side in the UK for the first time. But does this add to her greatness – or detract from it? 'My child, my lover, my universe' … Kahlo and Rivera in the 1940s
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Sales Leads: BB&T, Chrysler, AT&T, MasterCard… - Portada Magazine
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The Heineken-owned Mexican brand is expected to announce this week that it has partnered with the Frida Kahlo estate to launch a Limited Edition Frida Kahlo-themed Bohemia packaging in the US featuring the iconic, world renowned Mexican painter
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Dress like Frida, win a $50 Calacas gift certificate - OCRegister
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Artists can submit work in any medium, as long as it has a Frida Kahlo theme. Up to four works will be accepted per artist, and the deadline is June 25. "This is the first contest and first Frida art show we've had," said Jackie Cordova,
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    FORTIES
  • 1954
    Age 46
    At approximately 6 a.m. on July 13, 1954, she was found dead in her bed by her nurse.
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    The demonstration worsened her illness, and on the night of July 12, 1954, Kahlo had high fever and was in pain.
    In her last days, Kahlo was mostly bedridden with bronchopneumonia, although she made a public appearance on July 2, 1954, participating with Rivera in a demonstration against the CIA invasion of Guatemala.
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    She wrote in her diary in February 1954 that "they have given me centuries of torture and at moments I almost lost my reason.
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  • 1953
    Age 45
    Kahlo's right leg was amputated at the knee due to gangrene in August 1953.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1939
    Age 31
    Both Kahlo and Rivera broke with Trotskyism and openly became supporters of Stalin in 1939.
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    The couple divorced in November 1939, but remarried in December 1940.
    At the invitation of André Breton, she went to France during 1939 and was featured at an exhibition of her paintings in Paris.
  • 1938
    Age 30
    In 1938, Kahlo had her only solo gallery showing in the United States at the Julien Levy Gallery.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1937
    Age 29
    During 1937, Trotsky lived initially with Rivera and then at Kahlo's home where he and Kahlo had an affair. Trotsky and his wife then relocated to another house in Coyoacán where, in 1940, he was assassinated.
  • 1932
    Age 24
    She painted Henry Ford Hospital right after her miscarriage in 1932.
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  • 1929
    Age 21
    They began an intimate relationship and were married in 1929, despite the disapproval of Kahlo's mother.
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    Soon after the marriage, in late 1929, Kahlo and Rivera moved to Cuernavaca, where he was commissioned by American ambassador Dwight W. Morrow to paint murals for the Palace of Cortés.
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    They were married in a civil ceremony at the town hall of Coyoacán on August 21, 1929.
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  • 1928
    Age 20
    At one of Modotti's parties in June 1928, Kahlo was also introduced to Diego Rivera, one of Mexico's most celebrated artists and a notable figure in the Communist Party.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1927
    Age 19
    Kahlo's confinement was over by late 1927, and she began again socializing with her old school friends, who were now at university and involved in student politics.
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  • 1926
    Age 18
    She continued to experience fatigue and back pain throughout 1926, so doctors ordered x-rays which revealed that the accident had also displaced three vertebrae.
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  • 1925
    Age 17
    On September 17, 1925, Kahlo and Gómez Arias were on their way home from school when the wooden bus they were riding collided with a streetcar.
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    In addition to her other hobbies, Kahlo enjoyed art, attending drawing classes by her father's friend, printmaker Fernando Fernández and filling notebooks with sketches. In 1925, she began to work alongside school to help her family.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1910
    Age 2
    The show was touted as a "centennial" exhibition, because of Kahlo's "preferred" birth year in 1910 during the Mexican Revolution.
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    To mask the fact that she was older than her school friends, and to declare herself a "daughter of the revolution", she began saying that she had been born on July 7, 1910, the year the Mexican Revolution began, a habit which she would continue throughout her life.
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  • 1907
    Born
    Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón was born on July 6, 1907 in Coyoacán, a village on the outskirts of Mexico City.
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