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Frida Kahlo, fractured and a whole country, a chart study

Frida, always her own favorite model, was not about preserving youthful beauty so much as identifying herself with Mexico, her beloved homeland. Frida’s “acquired birth year” just so happens to coincide with the outbreak of the Mexican Revolution (1910) and the overthrow of President Porfirio Diaz.  If her glaring lie seems jarring and incongruous – … Continue reading