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Frida Kahlo: Remembering the Mexican artist’s myriad faces

JULY 6, ON THIS DAY The acclaimed Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, best known for her uncompromising and brilliantly coloured self-portraits that dealt with themes such as identity, the human body and death was born on this day, 6 July, 1907. Her birth name was Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderon. Frida had never planned to...


Recounting the legend (and the pain) of being Frida Kahlo

In the international art world, one artist who is nothing short of mythical is Frida Kahlo. The anecdotes surrounding her, the mercurial relationship she had with her partner, Deigo Riviera, her incessant battle with various ailments (she caught polio at age six), her obsession to paint even when her hands didn’t permit (she painted with...


The retrospective that had feted Frida Kahlo’s centennial year

June 13, On This Day 14 years ago, at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City… Mexican painter Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón, widely known as Frida Kahlo, is a distinctive name and face in the art world, known for her many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of...