Tag Archives: Frida Kahlo

Lessons from the black hole

Columba Quigley London, United Kingdom    Frida Kahlo, Wounded Stag The episode occurred some few years ago, when I was working in palliative medicine, caring for those with advanced and often incurable disease. As I walked onto the ward early one morning, a woman whom I had been seeing on a daily basis for symptom […]

Frida Kahlo

Now recognized as one of the great painters of the 20th century, Frida Kahlo’s life had been one of suffering and pain. Born in Mexico, she had polio at age six, leaving her with a contracted left leg. At the age of 20 she had a serious bus accident that fractured her spinal column, clavicle, ribs, […]

Wounded deer—medical aspects of the life of Frida Kahlo

Portrait of Frida Kahlo by Guillermo Kahlo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Farrah Jawad London, UK   “I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.”  Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo was born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderon in Coyocan, Mexico City, on July 6, 1907, to […]