Frida Kahlo

Mexican born painter Frida Kahlo
Mexican born painter Frida Kahlo

“I must fight with all my strength so that the little positive things that my health allows me to do might be pointed toward helping the revolution. The only real reason for living.”

Beset with illnesses from earlier tragedy Kahlo often painted while bedridden
Beset with illnesses from earlier tragedy Kahlo often painted while bedridden
Seen here painting a bodycast
Seen here painting a body cast

“I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint.”

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The Two Fridas
The Two Fridas
Sun and Life
Sun and Life

“I was born a bitch. I was born a painter.”

Frida Kahlo painting

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Frida Kahlo with husband and fellow painter Diego Rivera
Frida Kahlo with husband and fellow painter Diego Rivera
Self portrait as a Tehuana. Also known as "Diego In My Thoughts" and "Thinking of Diego"
Self-portrait as a Tehuana. Also known as  Diego In My Thoughts  and  Thinking of Diego

“There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst.”

Self portrait with hair loose
Self-portrait with Hair Loose
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Self-portrait Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird

Frida Kahlo and Pet Hawk

“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me, too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.”

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Always fiercely independent in thought and expression