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1 Frida Kahlo autobiography por T. A. C.

2 "I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy as long as I can paint."
Frida Kahlo autobiography "I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy as long as I can paint."

3 Frida Kahlo autobiography Difficult life Born 1907 Mexico City
Age 6 Polio & Limp Tomboy 1922 Preparatoria Meets Diego Rivera teases, practical jokes, jealousy of wife

4 Frida Kahlo autobiography 1925 bus accident collide with a tramcar
rod pierces her mid-section leg & pelvis injured never have children paints first self-portrait

5 Frida Kahlo autobiography
"I paint self-portraits because I am the person I know best. I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other considerations."

6 Frida Kahlo autobiography
'I suffered two grave accidents in my life. One in which a streetcar knocked me down... The other accident is Diego.' 1928 Diego & Frida meet again Diego divorced much in common politics – communist militants Marry 1929

7 Frida Kahlo autobiography 55 of her 143 paintings are self-portraits
Husband - Diego Rivera, said: "Frida is the only example in the history of art of an artist who tore open her chest and heart to reveal the biological truth of her feelings. The only woman who has expressed in her work an art of the feelings, functions, and creative power of woman."

8 Frida Kahlo autobiography Travel to United States Arm piece to Diego
Frida has miscarriage Paints Miscarriage in Detroit Style – Mexican Folk Art – Retablos Diego loves U.S. Frida despises it

9 Frida Kahlo autobiography
Diego said of Frida: “Frida began work on a series of masterpieces which had no precedent in the history of art - paintings which exalted the feminine quality of truth, reality, cruelty and suffering. Never before had a woman put such agonized poetry on canvas as Frida did at this time in Detroit.”

10 Frida Kahlo autobiography Return to Mexico Diego with Cristina
Diego a notorious cheater Frida cheats men and women Diego tolerates lesbianism violent jealous of men

11 Frida Kahlo autobiography André Breton - Surrealist
arranges show New York 1938 success – 12 paintings sold 1939 show in Paris praise from Picasso

12 Frida Kahlo autobiography Surrealism & Frida
violent dislike for what she called 'this bunch of coocoo lunatic surrealists.' Vehement denials: 'They thought I was a Surrealist,' she said, 'but I wasn't. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.'

13 Frida Kahlo autobiography 1940 Frida & Diego divorce unknown reasons
1940 in U.S. Frida & Diego remarry for her health 1944 health deteriorates surgeries (for Diego?) year in a hospital More famous still (1st in U.S)

14 Frida Kahlo autobiography 1954 1st show in Mexico too sick to attend?
sends bed arrived by ambulance carried in on stretcher 1954 loses a leg blow to self-esteem appearance!!!

15 Frida Kahlo autobiography 1954 dies in her sleep suicide?
Her last diary entry read: 'I hope the end is joyful - and I hope never to come back - Frida.'" physical and emotional pain suffering on the canvas; a sort of therapy to survive

16 Frida Kahlo autobiography El Fin

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