Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) - surrealist painter | self-portratist

Guillermo Kahlo, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons



Frida Kahlo Kahlo was a self-taught Mexican painter whose work has been described as surrealism or magical realism. Her portraits and self-portraits often included Mexican national and indigenous traditions as well as the experience of being female. After a bus accident at age 18, she suffered chronic pain and medical problems which she depicted in her paintings. During the late 1970s her work became more widely known after being rediscovered by art historians and political activists. In 2021, Kahlo's self-portrait, Diego y yo, sold for a record-breaking $34.9 million.


“I drank to drown my sorrows, but the damned things learned how to swim.”  

“Only one mountain can know the core of another mountain.”  

“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you.” 

"I am the type of woman that if I want the moon, I get it down myself." 


Kettenmann, A. (2015). Kahlo.

Herrera, H. (2002) Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo

Katz, S. (2020). The Story of Frida Kahlo: A Biography Book for New Readers.




Smitha George - Artist Statement

Art has become an integral part of me since the last many years and continues to intrigue me with every style and texture I develop in my painting.                                           

For me, painting is a different language and an expression of ideas. All the artwork is inspired by the day-to-day things I see around , be it the current political or social issues or simple things from nature. In my work, the subject matter determines the materials and the forms of the art. My paintings transcends from traditional to contemporary style. 

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