But there are some painters who got prestige after his death. One such painter was Frida Kahlo. Which was unknown to the world before she died. But 40 years after her death, she became a prominent person in the history of art.
Apart from this, Frida Kahlo was recognized as the icon of the Chicanos feminist movement.
Frida Kahlo was born on 6 July 1907 in Mexico. Her real name was Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón. She is known for her self-portraits paintings that inspire by nature and Mexico city.
She loved to do paintings since childhood. And her father’s printmaker friend Fernando Fernández used to help him develop this skill.
In 1925, Kahlo started working after school to help her family. Later she started working as a stenographer for Fernández. Kahlo was a very good medical student in school. But at the age of 18, she had a bus accident and had to bear such pain for the rest of her life.
But this accident also happened a good thing in her life. After the accident, she had to stay in bed for 3 months. During this time, Frida Kahlo started to paint which she had left for a long time.
After recovery, she started her career as a medical illustrator. This increased her interest in science and art.
Frida Kahlo’s paintings were inspired by European artists like Sandro Botticelli and Bronzino. She brought the thoughts going on in her mind in the paintings. Also, Painting helped Frida Kahlo a lot to know herself better.
In 1927, she also became interested in politics, so Frida joined the Mexican Communist Party. During this, she met Mexican artist Diego Rivera. The meeting turned into love and in 1929 they got married.
In 1937, the paintings of Frida Kahlo caught the attention of Surrealist artist André Breton. He liked Frida’s paintings very much. So in 1938 he held a solo exhibition of Frida’s paintings at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York and in 1939 in Paris.
In the 1940s she worked as an art teacher at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving and also became a founding member of the Mexican Culture Seminar.
Around the 1940s, her health had deteriorated a bit and it started getting worse day by day. In 1954, Frida Kahlo died at the age of 47 due to ill health and high fever.
After her death, no one knew her paintings and art until the 1970s. But later some art historians saw the paintings of Frida Kahlo and in the 1990s she was recognized as an important figure of art history.
Today her works are celebrated as symbols of Mexican national and indigenous traditions, and Google also celebrates Frida Kahlo’s birthday with a google doodle.
So let’s take a look at this passionate feminist artist Frida Kahlo Quotes that reflect her painting love and will help us express ourselves.
Feminist Frida Kahlo Quotes :
I don’t paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality. — Frida Kahlo
The day, or the hour, or the minute that I lived would be mine and everyone else’s – my madness would not be an escape from “reality”. — Frida Kahlo
I tried to drown my sorrows but the bastards learned how to swim. — Frida Kahlo
It’s not possible to present an accurate picture of our culture without all the voices of the people in the culture. — Frida Kahlo
I hope the exit is joyful and I hope never to return. — Frida Kahlo
It is terrifying to see the rich having parties day and night while thousands and thousands of people are dying of hunger. — Frida Kahlo
I am nothing but a “small damned” part of a revolutionary movement. Always revolutionary never dead, never useless. — Frida Kahlo
Everyone’s opinions about things change over time. Nothing is constant. Everything changes. — Frida Kahlo
To trap one’s self-suffering is to risk being devoured from the inside. — Frida Kahlo
We like being sick to protect ourselves. Someone – something – always protects us from the truth. — Frida Kahlo
I want a storm to come and flood us into a song that no one wrote. — Frida Kahlo
Mankind owns its destiny, and its destiny is the earth. We are destroying it until we have no destiny. — Frida Kahlo
To hold onto some dogged idea forever is a little rigid and maybe naive. — Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo’s Painting Love :
My painting carries with it the message of pain. — Frida Kahlo
My paintings are well-painted, not nimbly but patiently. — Frida Kahlo
Painting completed my life. My painting took the place of all of this. I think work is the best. — Frida Kahlo
I put on the canvas whatever comes into my mind. — Frida Kahlo
What is Humor?
Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. — Frida Kahlo
Appreciate Honest People :
You deserve the best, the very best, because you are one of the few people in this lousy world who are honest. — Frida Kahlo
Express Yourself :
I am my own muse, I am the subject I know best. the subject I want to know better. — Frida Kahlo
I am that clumsy human, always loving, loving, loving. And loving. And never leaving. — Frida Kahlo
You did not understand what I am. I am love. I am pleasure, I am essence, I am an idiot, I am an alcoholic, I am tenacious. I am; simply I am. — Frida Kahlo
I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best. — Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo Love Quotes :
Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are a bourbon biscuit. — Frida Kahlo
I’d like to paint you, but there are no colors, because there are so many, in my confusion, the tangible form of my great love. — Frida Kahlo
I love you more than my own skin. — Frida Kahlo
Where you cannot love, do not delay. — Frida Kahlo
Since I fell in love with you everything is transformed and is full of beauty… love is like an aroma, like a current, like rain. — Frida Kahlo
My blood is the miracle which runs in the vessels of the air from my heart to yours. — Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo Inspirational Quotes :
Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away. — Frida Kahlo
Do whatever you liked behind the curtain of “madness”. — Frida Kahlo
The most important thing for everyone is to have ambition and become ‘somebody’. — Frida Kahlo
Think little by little and solve problems and survive. — Frida Kahlo
Don’t build a wall around your suffering. It may devour you from the inside. — Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo Quotes About Life :
No place in life is sadder than an empty bed. — Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo Communism Quotes :
I’m more and more convinced it’s only through communism that we can become human. — Frida Kahlo
Today I’m in a better company than the last 20 years. I am a self and a communist. — Frida Kahlo