¡Feliz cumpleaños, Frida Kahlo!
The iconic painter was born on July 6, 1907, in Coyoacán, Mexico. Today would have been her 111th birthday, which makes it the perfect opportunity to celebrate and honor the legacy she left behind.
Frida Kahlo’s art was inspired by the different and sometimes conflicting parts of her identity--she was Mexican, a woman and a feminist, a communist, a wife, a survivor of polio and more. Her surrealist self-portraits and colorful paintings of nature and animals showcase her struggles and triumphs with physical pain, beauty and gender, her relationship with muralist Diego Rivera as well as her culture.
Frida processed her life on the canvas. She began painting while recovering from a terrible traffic accident in Mexico and never stopped.