Actrice Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo
was born in Mexico City in 1907. Her father was a photographer of Hungarian Jewish
descent, her mother was
2. At the age of six
3. In 1925, Kahlo suffered the serious accident which was to set the pattern for much of the rest of her life.
A) she was
in a car accident
A) a series
5. In 1929, at the age of 22, she married
8. While Rivera was painting a series of murals in Detroit she suffered a miscariage, after which she put all her sorrow into her paintings.
The style she evolved was entirely unlike that of her husband, being based on Mexican folk art and in particular on the small votive pictures, which the pious dedicated in Mexican churches, called
A) Marcel Duchamp
Although she is often grouped with the artists of this movement, Frida Kahlo said: 'They thought I was a ....., but I wasn't. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.'
Her last diary entry read: 'I hope the end is joyful - and I hope never to come back - Frida.'"
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