News__ Remembering Frida Kahlo

July 06, 2010 | By

Frida Kahlo once said, "I paint myself because I am often alone and I am the subject I know best," after a bus accident injured her forcing her to have multiple surgeries that left her bedridden and mostly alone for months at a time. Kahlo is known for painting pain and suffering using bright and vibrant colors, but her work was not recognized until well after her death, when the artistic movement in Mexico known as Neomexicanismo began in the early 1980s. She didn't paint dreams, she painted her realities and 55 of her 143 paintings are self portraits. She died on July 13, 1954. Today, we honor her on her birthday, which was July 6, 1906.

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