When analyzing the profiles of famous people with disabilities, tends to emphasize the aspect of “heroic” character and the dark side and difficult. In the case of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, disability has been disguised by its ability to sublimate the painin personal works of art that are appreciatedregardless of its extraordinary biography.
His life was intense and cruel. characterized bystrong emotions and torments that procureddepression. But his art is a testimony of the success achieved that saves it from being considered to be a “victim” that a ‘‘ icon with disabilities “, in spite of apatriarchal culture, of an unfaithful husband and a horrible accident that could have been nourish the mythof “tragic heroine”.
Frida was a woman with a special force, you probably need to have to address both the health problems that the most strictly personal. The thirty have undergone surgical operations, some non-essential froma medical point of view, or the fury with which he sought to accomplish threepregnancies, without success, showing the determination to overcome the barrier of his frail body, considered an obstacle to his strong personality and the enormous thirst for life.
Even the relationship with the famous painter Diego Rivera,which caused more pain than joy, brings out the intense passion with which hewas able to deal with the drift frustrating and turn this obsession into a loving bond almost mystical. In the pages of his diary, kept over the last ten years of his life, Frida declares his passionunreservedly to her husband, and only after the amputation of his right leg, a year before his death, it appears the inevitable discomfortthat makes her feel inadequate and eager to leave.
Frida Kahlo wasborn in 1907 in Coyoacán, then a suburb of Mexico City. The mother had mestizo origins, father, photographer, was born inBaden-Baden. His parents, in fact, Hungarian Jews had emigrated toGermany.
The relationship with his father was characterized by great admiration andaffection and when he painted the portrait, he added on the bottom of it the words: “I pictured my father Wilhelm Kahlo, original Hungarian-German artist and photographerby profession, character generous, intelligent, noble and courageous, because, although it has sufferedfrom epilepsy for sixty years, he never stopped working and fought against Hitler, withadmiration. His daughter Frida Kahlo. “
died July 13, 1954, Coyoacán