Frida Kahlo de Rivera (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954; Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón) was a Mexican painter, born in Coyoacán.
Perhaps best known for her self-portraits, Kahlo’s work is remembered for its “pain and passion”, and its intense, vibrant colors. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition, and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.
Her work has also been described as surrealist, and in 1938 André Breton, principal initiator of the surrealist movement, described Kahlo’s art as a “ribbon around a bomb”.
During her lifetime, Frida created some 200 paintings, drawings and sketches related to her experiences in life, physical and emotional pain and her turbulent relationship with Diego. She produced 143 paintings, 55 of which are self-portraits. When asked why she painted so many self-portraits, Frida replied: “Because I am so often alone….because I am the subject I know best.”
She also stated, “I was born a bitch. I was born a painter.” (x)
Favorite lotr Scenes [6/9]: Death Is Just Another Path
↳ “The little hobbit stared up at the old wizard’s face, softened, quiet, and full of peace…”
I love the girls. And I love what we do. We’re so tight together and we all kinda play different roles. We’ve got different humour. Like, I’ll pull alot of funny faces. Jesy does her accents. Leigh’s just funny without realizing shes funny. And Perrie’s just really cute and bubbly.