15 May 2012

Frida Kahlo and Infertility

The more I learn about Mexican folk artist Frida Kahlo, the more I am in awe of her and her life. As a teenager she was in a streecar accident in which she was impaled by a handrail through her hip/abdomen. Not only was this a traumatic incident in itself, but it was also connected to multiple miscarriages that she later suffered. She was never able to bear children, an aspect of her life she honestly, openly, and even violently portrayed in her art.

The Two Fridas, 1939
More art after the jump.

Henry Ford Hospital, 1932

Roots, 1943
Tree of Hope, 1946

You can read more about Frida Kahlo on biography.com

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