Frida KahloBMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7511.297 (Published 28 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:297
- Carmen Pinto, child and adolescent psychiatrist (email@example.com)
The Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-54) is well known through her self portraits, which defiantly integrate the personal and the political. In recent years she has become an iconic figure, a “film star,” a tourist attraction.
Kahlo grew up in a mix of cultures, having a catholic mother of Spanish and Mexican Indian origin and a German father, and during the Mexican Revolution she embraced the national pride in indigenous arts and traditions. Her life is closely related to medicine for a number of reasons. At the age of …