Frida Kahlo Research Paper

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The Merriam Webster dictionary defines art as “something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings.” For Frida Kahlo it was agony and pain that was expressed in her beautiful artwork. Frida’s childhood and adult life was filled with hardship and pain. Through her unhealthy relationships and her struggle to conceive she found the beauty of it all and expressed it in her art. In spite of facing many tragedies, Frida used her heartbreak and pain to create her heartfelt artwork.

Frida Kahlo was born to Guillermo and Matilde Kahlo in Coyocoan, Mexico City, Mexico, on July 6, 1907. She was born into a home of a family of two girls and a year after her birth, her little sister Cristina arrived. Frida boldly claimed that she was born in 1910, the year of the beginning of the Mexican Revolution. Many people have debated that this lie was said out of vanity to make people believe she was younger, but many believe it was said so that she
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In many of her paintings after her accident, the theme was her painful recovery. She includes very gorey details to give a vivid reflection of her painful injuries. She also painted about her deep emotional pain caused by her miscarriages and her stormy marriage. She uses symbolism to display the void left by the affairs. Shortly after her divorce, Frida completed “The Two Fridas” showing her two personalities, one representing the present Frida, broken and hurt, and the other fresh and happy. The two are connected by a string connected at the heart. Although quite disturbing, this painting really communicated her deep agony in the aftermath of her divorce. Even in the midst of all this pain, Frida found the beauty in it all and painted many beautiful self portraits with bright and vivid colors. She also added animals and beautiful brightly colored
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