|The Two Fridas|
|The Flying Bed|
The majority of her work depicts pain, as if her pieces are diary entries of tumultuous parts of her life, often portraying sensitive subjects such as miscarriage. Her uterus was badly injured during the car accident, resulting in her multiple self-terminating pregnancies. She displayed great inner strength even though her outer body failed her, with her heart and her desires still burning. Contrary to the fact that she never had her own children, her legacy lives on through art lovers, and even feminists groups who draw upon her motherly inspiration. Her humble abode, in Mexico that she lived in with Diego for the majority of their marriage was made into a museum “casa asul” (Blue House) with the permission of Diego. Before her death she requested that her remains were burned;
”Burn it…I don’t want to be buried. I have spent too much time lying down…Just burn it!”
The same fire that burned within her was manifested into reality and eventually consumed her physical form; the outer fire paid homage to the fire inside, without singeing her soul or the power and strength that it encapsulated forever.
|What the Water Gave Me|
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- Grimberg, Salomón, and Nickolas Muray. Nunca te olvidaré- de Frida Kahlo para Nickolas Muray: fotografías y cartas inéditas. Mexico: Editorial RM, 2005. Print.
- Kahlo, Frida, Elizabeth Carpenter, Hayden Herrera, and Victor Taylor. Frida Kahlo. Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 2007.
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