Quotes from Frida Kahlo

“I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.”
“I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.”

Andrea, Kettenmann (1993). Frida Kahlo Pain and Passion. Köln: Benedikt Taschen Verlag GmbH. p. 48. ISBN 3–8228–9636–5.

“I hope the exit is joyful — and I hope never to return”

Herrera, Hayden (1983). A Biography of Frida Kahlo. New York: HarperCollins. ISBN 978–0–06–008589–6.

Some thoughts :

  • Even navel gazing, when it reaches the extremes, can deliver something meaningful expressed so unabashedly for the public eye.
  • What did Diego, Revolution, Family mean to someone whose eyes were turned internally?
  • Latin America attracts me.
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