Frida, a Biography of Frida Kahlo Setting & Symbolism

Hayden Herrera
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Blue House in Coyoacan

Once the house where Kahlo and Rivera lived together, the house now contains many of Kahlo's belongings and is her personal museum. It was donated when Rivera died, but was once a place where Kahlo held court with her close friends, especially when she was too sick to go to them.

Tehuana costume

After Kahlo meets Rivera, she starts to wear the brightly-colored Tehuana costume partly because it appeals to Rivera, but also with its immense amount of symbolism. The Tehuana women are a matriarchal society and exhibit strong independence. No doubt the bright colors and dramatic look also appealed to Kahlo.

Corsets

After the operations on her spine, Kahlo was frequently bedridden and forced to wear very restrictive corsets that limited her movement in an effort to help repair her spine.

The House on San Angel

With two smaller buildings (Rivera's is larger...

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