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Frida

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Hayden Herrera

Throughout her life, Frida spent a lot of time in hospitals. She suffered from many health problems and was in a lot of pain. During her teen years, she was involved in a bus accident. She spent many months recovering from many broken bones. This was the time when Frida began painting. Self-portraits that she painted during this time show her suffering and pain. She married Diego Rivera, a Mexican artist known for his large murals painted on walls, in 1929. In addition to their successful careers at home, both artists achieved success abroad. Continuing health problems led to Frida Kahlo's death on 13 July 1954.

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Frida (1983) depicts the story of Frida Kahlo, a Mexican artist. Her stunning art is on t-shirts and tote bags, but do you know how extraordinary her life was? As Frida illustrates, Kahlo's early life and political awakenings shaped her art. The book also examines her relationship with fellow political activist and muralist, Diego Rivera.

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Throughout her life, Frida spent a lot of time in hospitals. She suffered from many health problems and was in a lot of pain. During her teen years, she was involved in a bus accident. She spent many months recovering from many broken bones. This was the time when Frida began painting. Self-portraits that she painted during this time show her suffering and pain. She married Diego Rivera, a Mexican artist known for his large murals painted on walls, in 1929. In addition to their successful careers at home, both artists achieved success abroad. Continuing health problems led to Frida Kahlo's death on 13 July 1954.

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Up until the accident, Kahlo did not intend to become a painter.

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Kahlo aspired to be original.

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Even as her health declined, Kahlo kept painting.

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