Becoming Frida Kahlo TV -
Let me tell you about a little girl born in Mexico. She would grow up to be one of the most famous artists in the world … This daughter of the revolution lived no ordinary life. Becoming Frida Kahlo I: The Making and Breaking, BBC 2023
She was strong and ambitious and answered to no-one. But she was also driven and tormented by love. ibid.
‘At the age of six I had polio and my leg began to grow thin.’ ibid. Kahlo
Diego Rivera: The History of Mexico 1929-1935. ibid.
1925: Accident causes fractures of third and fourth lumber vertebrae … ‘The doctors couldn’t believe that Frida survived the accident. ibid.
‘Yesterday I miscarried for no apparent reason.’ ibid.
Frida Kahlo: Henry Ford Hospital/The Lost Desire 1932. ibid.
‘She teaches us about identity. Art is her superpower.’ Becoming Frida Kahlo II: Love and Loss
‘She’s got a lot of heart. A lot of chutzpah. But she’s 23. She has no friends. She’s in a foreign country.’ ibid.
‘She was never an object. She always had agency.’ ibid.
‘Diego wasn’t just unfaithful. He could be quite cruel.’ ibid.
‘It is in San Francisco where Freda Kahlo show professionally as an artist for the first time.’ ibid.
Frida Kahlo: Birth 1932. ibid.
1933: Frida and Diego are back in New York. Diego has a new commission from the Rockefellers. ibid.
‘She doesn’t know where she’s standing any more with Diego.’ ibid.
Leon Trotsky arrives in Mexico in 1937 and Frida actually goes to meet him. Becoming Frida Kahlo III: A Star is Born
‘From 1936 to 1938 I do nothing but paint. ibid.
Frida Kahlo: What Water Gave Me … ‘Had a huge impact on Andre Breton.’ ibid.
New York: ‘Her first solo exhibition at the Julien Levy Gallery.’ ibid.
‘She never expected that Rivera would terminate the kind of loyalty they had.’ ibid.
Frida Kahlo: The Two Fridas 1939. ibid.
‘When they get married the second time, they get married in San Francisco.’ ibid.
‘By 1944 Frida was in constant pain.’ ibid.
Frida Kahlo died in 1954. She was 47. ibid.