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Famous Frida Kahlo Quotes and Sayings|
Inspirational Art Quotes by the famous Mexican
female painter Frida Kahlo
born Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y
Calderón - Coyoacán, Mexico
- 6th of July, 1907 / Died 13th of July, 1954
Famous Frida Kahlo paintings included self
portraits that depicted her physical and emotional
pain and suffering. She used a lot of symbolism
in her works and borrowed elements from surrealism
and naive art. She was married to the well
known Mexican muralist
painter Diego Rivera.
+ 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
+ I drank because I wanted to drown my sorrows,
but now the damned things have learned to swim.
+ They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn't.
I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.
+ I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my
+ I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy to
be alive as long as I can paint.
+ Really I do not know whether my paintings are
surrealist or not, but I do know that they are the
frankest expression of myself.
+ I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone,
because I am the person I know best.
+ 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.
+ Feet, what do I need them for
If I have wings to fly.
+ I have suffered two grave accidents in my life,
one in which a streetcar knocked me down.. The other
accident is Diego