Frida Kahlo 1907 - 1954
I have just reread a biography I bought a few years ago called "Frida Kahlo - The Brush of Anguish" by Martha Zamora. This woman is truly inspirational to me. Despite the pain and anguish cased by Polio, a severe bus accident in which she suffered terrible injuries, She remained strong.
Frida lived her life in her own way. She created 143 paintings in her short lifetime, had a house full of various pets, was a political activist and despite having married Diego Rivera (a famous Mexican painter) had many affairs. (Mind you so did he) Here is a very small example of her work.
What The Water Gave Me
My Dress Hangs There
The Broken Column
Self Portrait With Monkeys
Frida and Diego
For more information on this amazing lady please click on the link below.
Here is one of my other favourite women in a truly quirky video:
Tori Amos - A Sorta Fairytale