Would You Recognize Frida Kahlo as a Child?

Frida Kahlo credit: CREDIT: FRIDA KAHLO & DIEGO RIVERA ARCHIVE, BANK OF MEXICO, FIDUCIARY IN THE DIEGO RIVERA AND FRIDA KAHLO MUSEUM TRUST / THE GUARDIAN

More than 60 years after her death, painter Frida Kahlo and her Casa Azul in Mexico City are still a source of admiration and inspiration. Her life is as intricate as her paintings and revered all over the world. Here are some iconic images celebrating her life in Caza Azul.

Frida Kahlo
CREDIT: FRIDA KAHLO & DIEGO RIVERA ARCHIVE, BANK OF MEXICO, FIDUCIARY IN THE DIEGO RIVERA AND FRIDA KAHLO MUSEUM TRUST / THE GUARDIAN

 

Frida Kahlo at age 4 in Coyoacán, a town outside of Mexico City.

Frida Kahlo
CREDIT: FRIDA KAHLO & DIEGO RIVERA ARCHIVE, BANK OF MEXICO, FIDUCIARY IN THE DIEGO RIVERA AND FRIDA KAHLO MUSEUM TRUST / THE GUARDIAN

Frida looking fierce and joined by three of her cousins and her sister Cristina (far right) in 1926.

Young Frida
CREDIT: FRIDA KAHLO & DIEGO RIVERA ARCHIVE, BANK OF MEXICO, FIDUCIARY IN THE DIEGO RIVERA AND FRIDA KAHLO MUSEUM TRUST / THE GUARDIAN

There are very few pictures of Frida pregnant. Here she’s cradling her belly while standing in the courtyard of Casa Azul.

Frida
CREDIT: FRIDA KAHLO & DIEGO RIVERA ARCHIVE, BANK OF MEXICO, FIDUCIARY IN THE DIEGO RIVERA AND FRIDA KAHLO MUSEUM TRUST / THE GUARDIAN

In 1943, Frida posed with her painting “Diego on My Mind” (left) a self-portrait featuring the traditional Tehuana costume. On the right, Frida is holding her pet monkey in the courtyard of her blue house.

Frida paintings
CREDIT: FRIDA KAHLO & DIEGO RIVERA ARCHIVE, BANK OF MEXICO, FIDUCIARY IN THE DIEGO RIVERA AND FRIDA KAHLO MUSEUM TRUST / THE GUARDIAN

Present day Casa Azul, featuring Diego’s collection of pre-Hispanic sculptures.

Casa Azul
CREDIT: FRIDA KAHLO & DIEGO RIVERA ARCHIVE, BANK OF MEXICO, FIDUCIARY IN THE DIEGO RIVERA AND FRIDA KAHLO MUSEUM TRUST / THE GUARDIAN

See more pictures of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and their Casa Azul here.

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