Frida Kahlo’s contribution to the arts is known throughout the world, having influenced painters, fashion designers, sculptures, performance artists, and others. Her influence was not limited to other artists, but also reached social justice activists. Her own work was influenced not only by the work of other artists, but also through her lived experiences. Frida’s worldview was shaped by global events, including political revolution; personal tragedies such as contracting Polio and an accident that left her in immense, constant pain; her joining and subsequent expulsion from the communist party; and challenging notions of gender and illuminating inequality worldwide.
This guide provides access to curated resources that can help readers better understand her life, art and influence through several topical lenses. Resources relate to art, politics, gender and feminism, health, fashion, and sources for children.