" I hope the leaving is joyful and I hope never to return". Those were the last words of one of the most popular women artist known as Frida Kahlo (1907- 1954).
Frida Kahlo was born on July sixth nineteen seven in Coyoacan, a small town in Mexico City. She was the third daughter of Guillermo and Matilda Kahlo. Her father was a photographer of Hungarian Jewish descent born in Germany, and her mother was Spanish and Native American.
Frida Kahlo was kind of destined to suffer. Starting from her infancy, Frida Kahlo always expected a nice relationship with her mother, but it never occurred. When Matilde was pregnant with Frida, she had just lost her son. It caused Matilde illness and depression. This led her to have Frida breastfed by an Indian wetnurse, whose breast were washed before each feeding and would drink alcohol. Her infancy had a major impact on her personality. Through out her life, Kahlo was needy, depressive and had a sense of being the misfit.
At the age of six she was diagnosed with polio, it made her right leg become thinner and led her into walking with a limp. Through out her high school years she was a tomboy full of trouble. She became the main leader of a rebellious group of mainly boys. It was there that she met her future husband Diego Rivera.
On September seventeen nineteen twenty-five at age eighteen Frida Kahlo was in a serious bus accident. A street car crashed into the bus she was riding in. It broke her spinal column, her collarbone, her ribs, and her pelvis. Her already withered leg had eleven new fractures. Her left shoulder was left without a joint. A handrail crashed into her back and came out through her vagina. The car accident forced her to stay at home, encased in a plaster cast and enclosed in a boxlike structure.
The accident made it impossible for her to have children, which later on in nineteen thirty-two caused her to have a miscarriage. Yet all of her accumulated pain led her into painting.