Why We Love Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo, center, in 1938. Left: her prosthetic leg with leather boot. Right: plaster corset painted by Frida Kahlo. © Diego Riviera and Frida Kahlo Archives, Banco de México; Nickolas Muray © The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art | Image source: theguardian.com

In 1954, self-taught Mexican artist Frida Kahlo died at the age of 47. But despite her short life, hundreds of admirers mourned and stood in the rain outside the Panteón Civil de Dolores where her funeral ceremony was held just before she was cremated. Why did so many love Frida? Because Frida loved Frida. Frida’s […]