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Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo is a celebrated Mexican painter and intellectual of the first half of the 20th century. This diary represents Kahlo's private journal that she maintains from age of thirty-six to her death in 1954. Kahlo endures a famously difficult life where she contracts polio at age seven and at age eighteen, she nearly dies in a streetcar accident. This accident, in which her spinal column is broken in several places and her leg shattered, leaves her a lifelong semi-cripple. The rest of her life is characterized by deteriorating health as a result of dozens of spinal and other surgeries. She was in near-constant pain. Bedridden from her streetcar accident, Kahlo decided to paint in bed, beginning her career as a painter.

Kahlo is heavily influenced by Surrealist art. Her paintings are a way to understand herself and she is well known for her many self-portraits that incorporate...

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