American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Kahlo, Frida 1907-1954. Mexican artist known for her surrealist self-portraits depicting physical and psychic pain.
“Frida Kahlo is one of those artists who earns fame only after her death.”
“Friends for life, some were later featured in Kahlo paintings.”
“According to Janet Bishop, curator of the exhibit, Interest in Kahlo today has possibly eclipsed recognition of the three great muralists.”
“I have suffered two accidents in my life," Kahlo is quoted as saying in the biography, Frida Kahlo: Torment and Triumph in Her Life and Art, written by Malka Drucker.”
“The aftermath of the streetcar accident, including over 30 surgical procedures and 28 plaster corsets designed to support her damaged spine, form a recurring theme in Kahlo’s famous self portraits.”
“I know Frida Kahlo was a truly great artist and self-portraitist, Glenn.”
“Frida Kahlo was a talented artist considered by many to be a modern master.”
“Despite her life of suffering and pain, Frida Kahlo was a vibrant, loose extroverted character whose everyday speech was filled with profanities.”
“Louise Noun, the 83-year-old feminist who sold "Self-Portrait with Loose Hair" to help endow a women's archives at the University of Iowa, politely declines to call Kahlo a genius or the picture a masterpiece.”
“Frida Kahlo was a captivating artist and an intriguing, seductive woman.”
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