15 Rare Beautiful Pictures Of Frida Kahlo

15 Rare Beautiful Pictures Of Frida Kahlo

In 1907, a century ago, modern art symbol Frida Kahlo was born in a borough of Mexico City. Even though she died when she was only 47 years old, Frida left behind a legacy of art that is still inspiring for many contemporary artists. The following rare pictures, taken by famed French photographer Gisèle Freund at the early 50's, depict the last days of an amazing artist and cultural symbol and serve as an ideal tribute to her memory.

Freund used to live with Kahlo and her husband, Diego Rivera, in Mexico City, after leaving Argentina due to political tension in the country. The year was 1950, and Kahlo's health was in sharp decline, mainly because of a series of unsuccessful spinal surgeries she had to undergo. She was mentally and emotionally unwell too; that's her art became dark and grim, although her clothes remained colorful and eccentric. Despite that it was a tumultuous time for Frida, the pictures Gisèle Freund captured show the unique beauty of the troubled paintress and her dedication to her work that she maintained until her last breath.

Frida Kahlo passed away at her house in July of 1954, only one year after Freund had returned to Paris. In 2015, Freund's photo collection of Frida was published by Harry N. Abrams and, then, was exhibited at New York City's Throckmorton Fine Art. Take a look at the final years of one of the world's most tragically beautiful lives below, and learn more here.

15 Rare Beautiful Pictures Of Frida Kahlo
Gisèle Freund

15 Rare Beautiful Pictures Of Frida Kahlo
Gisèle Freund

15 Rare Beautiful Pictures Of Frida Kahlo
Gisèle Freund

15 Rare Beautiful Pictures Of Frida Kahlo
Gisèle Freund

15 Rare Beautiful Pictures Of Frida Kahlo
Gisèle Freund

15 Rare Beautiful Pictures Of Frida Kahlo
Gisèle Freund

15 Rare Beautiful Pictures Of Frida Kahlo
Gisèle Freund

15 Rare Beautiful Pictures Of Frida Kahlo
Gisèle Freund

15 Rare Beautiful Pictures Of Frida Kahlo
Gisèle Freund

15 Rare Beautiful Pictures Of Frida Kahlo
Gisèle Freund

15 Rare Beautiful Pictures Of Frida Kahlo
Gisèle Freund

15 Rare Beautiful Pictures Of Frida Kahlo
Gisèle Freund

15 Rare Beautiful Pictures Of Frida Kahlo
Gisèle Freund

15 Rare Beautiful Pictures Of Frida Kahlo
Gisèle Freund

15 Rare Beautiful Pictures Of Frida Kahlo
Gisèle Freund
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