Presentation on theme: "Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Frida Kahlo Frida has been described as: "…one of history's grand divas…a tequila-slamming, dirty joke-telling smoker, bi-sexual."— Presentation transcript:
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
Frida Kahlo Frida has been described as: "…one of history's grand divas…a tequila-slamming, dirty joke-telling smoker, bi-sexual that hobbled about her bohemian barrio in lavish indigenous dress and threw festive dinner parties for the likes of Leon Trotsky, poet Pablo Neruda, Nelson Rockefeller, and her on-again, off-again husband, muralist Diego Rivera."
Biography Mexican painter, best known for self- portraits Suffered life-long health problems as a result of polio at the age of six and a traffic accident when she was a teenager, which left her bedridden for over a year
"I suffered two grave accidents in my life…One in which a streetcar knocked me down and the other was Diego." Frida Kahlo married Diego Rivera at the age of 22. He was 42. Their marriage was troubled, but it survived infidelity, divorce, her bi- sexuality, and infertility. They were communists.
Diego Rivera Muralist and painter of frescoes (murals done on fresh plaster) Became famous for his murals depicting Mexican history