Becoming a well-known face or a merchandising figure, Frida Kahlo was actually one of the most important artists of the 20th century, who managed to transform her pain and suffering into total inspiration, art and a lot of creativity . But Frida was not only that, but also had a political and social conviction that is little talked about but that led her to take dangerous positions for the time she lived.
Create from pain: Frida Kahlo’s life was marked by suffering and art
From a young age, Frida Kahlo suffered innumerable situations of pain and suffering that led her to lose mobility of her body parts, to have to remain prostrate, to have to undergo countless interventions. All this transformed her into a physically fragile and weak person but with a great interior to give, create, expose. So he dedicated his life to a profession that he had always tried to develop with more or less force: painting.
There is no doubt that her relationship with the famous artist Diego Rivera was a central element in her life. This relationship brought him both joy and passion as sadness and hatred. However, the connection that existed between them could never be replaced by another person and many maintain that both inspired and stimulated each other to establish themselves as two of the greatest Mexican artists in history .
The construction of a style and a life committed to reality
We can safely say that Frida Kahlo’s style is one of the most easily identifiable: her paintings portray characters who suffer (often herself) in rural settings and surrounded by fantasy nature . His paintings of typical indigenous characters from his native Mexico have also been common. The themes of pain, blood, abortions, fear of death and suffering are the most common in his paintings.
Frida Kahlo was not only an artist but she was also a woman committed to the world and the reality that she had to live. Communist like her husband, Frida exposes different thoughts against capitalism in her personal diary and wishing for the arrival of a social revolution in which the powerful fell and lost their power in front of the workers. On many occasions, both figures lent their presence for political events and even became very close to León Trotsky when the Soviet politician went into exile in Mexico.