S: Frida Kahlo
BC: The End
FC: July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954 | Frida Kahlo
1: Perhaps best known for her self-portraits, Kahlo's work is remembered for its "pain and passion",and its intense, vibrant colors.
2: 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.
4: In 1929 Diego and Frida are married. Her parents said,"it was like the marriage between an elephant and a dove". Diego's brilliance was housed in a corpulent frame that seemed to dwarf the diminutive Frida who was 20 years his junior. These were small things to the couple who had found their heart in the other. This heart, both were to discover, was filled with challenges.
6: All things grow better with love.
9: The Mexican Revolution began in 1910 when Kahlo was three. Later Kahlo claimed that she was born in 1910 so people would directly associate her with the revolution. In her writings, she recalled that her mother would usher her and her sisters inside the house as gunfire echoed in the streets of her home town. Occasionally, men would leap over the walls into their back yard and sometimes her mother would prepare a meal for the hungry revolutionaries.
12: Frida Kahlo
20: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace.