, born in Coyoacán
, and perhaps best known for her self-portraits.
Kahlo's life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home known as the Blue House. She gave her birth date as July 7, 1910, but her birth certificate shows July 6, 1907. Kahlo had allegedly wanted the year of her birth to coincide with the year of the beginning of the Mexican revolution so that her life would begin with the birth of modern Mexico.
I drank because I wanted to drown my sorrows, but now the damned things have learned to swim.
I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.
I have suffered two grave accidents in my life, one in which a streetcar knocked me down... The other accident is Diego.
They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn't. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.
I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint.
Pies, para qué los quieroSi tengo alas para volar.
I hope the exit is joyful and I hope never to return.