It’s really hard to confuse the distinctive paintings of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo with other artists. Many of them are autobiographical because as she said herself said, “I draw myself because I spend a lot of time alone and I am the topic I know better than anything else.” However, it’s not only the paintings of Frida that attract a lot of attention but also her extremely interesting life that was full of pain, love, terrible desperation, and very weak hope.
The Bright Side team has learned a lot about Frida Kahlo’s path as an artist and as a person. She was an extremely strong woman and we want you to know more about her.
Frida Kahlo’s life was full of mystery since the day she was born. She was born in 1907, even though the artist (when she was already adult) changed her year of birth to 1910. Frida wanted to have a connection to the Mexican Revolution that started in 1910 and lasted up until 1920.
The girl never had good health. At the age of 6, she was diagnosed with poliomyelitis. As a result, Frida walked with a limp for her entire life, and her legs were disproportionate (the right one was a couple of inches thinner than the other one). She tried to hide this defect by wearing long skirts but she was still unable to avoid mockery from her peers.