Life with Frida

I went to the recent Frida Khalo and Diego Rivera exhibition in Sydney, Australia which chronicled not only their art and relationship but also their sociology! Both artists were Marxists. Here they are photographed in New York City at the New Workers School in 1933.

Sociologist at the art gallery.

It is Very Difficult as a man to discuss women’s art and achievements without likening it to violence… even when women like Frida Kahlo have left a written legacy in their own words that their art was about introspection of their femininity, spirituality, love and chronic illness.

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibition.

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibition

Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo in New York c.1932-1933; Leon Trotsky, Rivera & Kahlo 1937: and Kahlo and Rivera 1941.

Here we see Frida Kahlo in the 1940s to early 1950s painting in her bedroom, with her studio assistant Emmy Lou Packard, at the Picasso exhibit in Mexico, in New York (in colour), recovering in hospital after a bus accident and with Dr Farill who performed multiple spinal surgeries on Frida.