Today is her birthday. Frida would have celebrated 103 years of life if she did not pass away in 1954 at the age of 47. This post is dedicated to her life and work. Feliz Cumpleaños Frida! You live on forever!
"I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration."
Las Dos Fridas, 1939, Oil on canvas
"I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best."
Self-portrait 1940, Oil on canvas
Diego en Mi Mente, 1943, Oil on masonite
"There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst."
Raices, 1943, Oil on sheet metal
La Colomna Rota, 1944
El Venadito, 1946, Oil on masonite
"Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?"
Self-portrait with portrait of Dr. Faril, 1951, Oil on canvas
For more on the wonderful Frida Kahlo visit her official artist website.