Frida Kahlo Y Calderon Analysis

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Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderon, was born in 1907 in the town of Coyoacan just outside Mexico City. She was born to her parents Guillermo and Matilde Kahlo and was the third daughter of their four children. In 1910 when Frida was three the Mexican Revolution began; she claimed this year as her birth year so she would be associated with the revolution. Frida grew up in the house where she was delivered known as Casa Azul. She continued living in this house until her death in 1954. Frida’s physical and emotional pain began when she was just six years old. Frida contracted polio which caused her to be bedridden for six months. Her illness left her right leg thinner than her left leg and caused her to limp. She is also assumed to have suffered from spina bifida during this time. Her father Guillermo encouraged her to participate in sports such as soccer and wrestling to help speed up her recovery. In 1922 Frida was enrolled into the renowned National Preparatory …show more content…

Her painting pictures a vulnerable Frida lying on a large bed in front of a vast plain which implies her loneliness and feeling of helplessness. There are red ribbons coming from her stomach which symbolize umbilical cords and are attached to a pelvis, a fetus and a flower among other objects which symbolize the loss of her child and her attachment to the unborn life. Having a miscarriage is one of the hardest things any parent can experience, let alone having three terminated pregnancies but Frida Kahlo dealt with her pain as naturally as anyone else would. Frida used her talent to take away or mostly suppress her deepest emotions and hurt. She made many paintings and prints that expressed her painful experience and how alone she felt through the process. Ironically, her pieces over her miscarriage drove her celebrity and pushed her into

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