Artwork Title: The Broken Column - Artist Name: Frida Kahlo

The Broken Column

Frida Kahlo, 1944

When she was 18, Kahlo was involved in a horrific traffic accident, in which an iron rod pierced her abdomen, her right foot was crushed and 2 vertebrae were fractured, as well as a number of other bones, including 11 fractures in her right leg. As she recovered in a full body cast, her mother brought her a small lap easel, and, with a mirror over her bed, she began to paint self portraits. This self portrait embodie...
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