After 10 years of marriage, she found out her husband was cheating on her with her own sister Christina so she decided to divorce him. This gave her the impulse to draw A Few Small Nips. This was when she cut her beautiful long hair and started wearing pantsuits.
After her painful divorce with her husband, Frida Kahlo started drawing herself surrounded by animals. She loved animals and had dogs, monkeys, parrots, and pigeons.
In 1940, the artist had very serious health problems and was admitted to a hospital. Diego came to her right away and proposed to her again. And she accepted.
She felt that she would die soon, so she wrote in her diary, “I hope the exit is joyful. And I hope never to return.” Frida Kahlo’s last work was very inspiring and bright. It’s called Viva La Vida. The artist died in 1954 due to pneumonia. In 1955, the house where Frida lived was turned into a museum that can be visited by her fans even today.
The Mexican artist completed more than 150 paintings. She valued her self-portraits a lot because many of them described her difficult life that was full of struggle. For example, her iconic The Broken Column actually inspired Jean-Paul Gaultier to create the costume for Milla Jovovich in The Fifth Element.
Movies have been made about her, including the wonderful film, Frida with Salma Hayek as the leading role. Books about her have been written and music has even been composed. The diverse personality of this artist leaves nobody indifferent even today.
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