Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter, who has achieved great international popularity. She painted using vibrant colors in a style that was influenced by indigenous cultures of Mexico as well as by European influences that include Realism, Symbolism, and Surrealism. Many of her works are self-portraits that symbolically express her own pain and sexuality.
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I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.
I hope the exit is joyful and i hope never to return.
I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.
At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.
The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.
Since my subjects have always been my sensations, my states of mind and the profound reactions that life has been producing in me, I have frequently objectified all this in figures of myself, which were the most sincere and real thing that I could do in order to express what I felt inside and outside of myself.
I don't know how to write love letters.
I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling.
To paint is the most terrific thing that there is, but to do it well is very difficult.
Mankind owns its destiny, and its destiny is the earth.
We are destroying it until we have no destiny.
I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you.
I find that Americans completely lack sensibility and good taste.
They are boring, and they all have faces like unbaked rolls.
I put on the canvas whatever comes into my mind.
They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn't. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.
My paintings are well-painted, not nimbly but patiently.
My painting contains in it the message of pain. I think that at least a few people are interested in it. It's not revolutionary. Why keep wishing for it to be belligerent? I can't. Painting completed my life. I lost three children and a series of other things that would have fulfilled my horrible life. My painting took the place of all of this. I think work is the best.
I had something in my throat. It felt like I had swallowed the whole world.
Really, I do not know whether my paintings are surrealist or not, but I do know that they are the frankest expression of myself.
The most important part of the body is the brain.
Of my face, I like the eyebrows and eyes. Aside from that, I like nothing. My head is too small.
Sexism and racism are parallel problems.
You can compare them in some ways, but they're not at all the same. But they're both symptoms inside the white male power structure.
I am in agreement with everything my father taught me and nothing my mother taught me.
Of the opposite sex, I have the moustache and, in general, the face.
My toys were those of a boy: skates, bicycles.
What would I do without the absurd and the ephemeral?
Everyone's opinions about things change over time.
Nothing is constant. Everything changes. And to hold onto some dogged idea forever is a little rigid and maybe naive.
I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.
It's not possible to present an accurate picture of our culture without all the voices of the people in the culture. So at the emerging level, you can't have a good survey art show without women and artists of color.
The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to.
There have been two great accidents in my life.
One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst.