Frida Kahlo painting in bed. After her accident, Kahlo abandoned the study of medicine and began to paint, to occupy herself and ease her enormous pains during her three-month immobilization. Self-portraits were a dominant motif then. Kahlo once said, “I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.” Her mother had a special easel made so she could paint in bed, and her father lent her his box of oil paints and some brushes. (Source)


FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS REINA // ten of my favorite photos of Frida Kahlo. Her birthday is July 6, 1907