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Frida Kahlo

Painter of taboo topics

Frida Kahlo was a gifted painter and openly bisexual. She used her medium to depict taboo topics, like female sexuality, pain and feminine beauty standards, primarily through self-portraits. 

"Frida Kahlo"
Frida Kahlo


She also honoured indigenous Mexican culture through her art, which drew the attention of Mexican painter Diego Rivera. Rivera became her patron and the two eventually married. During their marriage, Kahlo was known to have affairs with men and women, including Josephine Baker and Leon Trotsky.