The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-portrait Setting & Symbolism

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The Right Foot

Kahlo frequently depicts a right foot in her paintings. This is an obvious reference to her own diseased foot. The foot develops gangrene and it must be amputated shortly before Kahlo's death.

Communism

Kahlo is a lifelong member of the Communist party. She believes Communism presents a powerful opportunity to better mankind and she wants her work to advance the Communist movement.

The Mexican Revolution

Kahlo grew up during the Mexican Revolution. She even claimed she was born in 1910 instead of her real birth date of 1907 in order to match her birth date to the beginning of the Mexican Revolution.

Outline of My Life

Kahlo writes a six-page autobiography of her earliest years called Outline of My Life. Biographers have relied on this piece of her journal for insight.

Stream of Consciousness

Kahlo uses this Modernist technique for much of her writing and poetry. Her...

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