Frida KahloKahlo painting

Day 13: Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo is one of the most famous women artists. She is also considered one of the greatest artists to come out of Mexico. She was involved in a brutal bus accident at the age of 18 and the lifelong pain and trauma from that accident had a great influence on her work. She had a turbulent marriage with fellow artist Diego Rivera. Both Kahlo and Rivera were impassioned communist, even briefly allowing Leon Trotsky to stay in their home. Kahlo was a bisexual woman and had affairs both with men (including Trotsky) and women, famously including singer Josephine Baker and artist Isamu Noguchi. Frida Kahlo is most famous for her self portraits, which present an uncompromising, intense view of womanhood.