Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón; (6 July 1907 – 13 July 1954) was a Mexican painter known for many self-portraits, and inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico.
Kahlo, who suffered from polio as a child, nearly died in a bus accident as a teenager. She suffered multiple fractures of her spine, collarbone and ribs, a shattered pelvis, broken foot and a dislocated shoulder. She began to focus heavily on painting while recovering in a body cast. In her lifetime, she had 30 operations.
Life experience is a common theme in Kahlo's approximately 200 paintings, sketches and drawings. Her physical and emotional pain are depicted starkly on canvases, as is her turbulent relationship with her husband, fellow artist Diego Rivera, who she married twice. Of her 143 paintings, 55 are self-portraits.
Widely known for her Marxist leanings, Frida, along with Revolutionary Che Guevara and a small band of contemporary figures, has become a countercultural symbol of the 20th century, and created a legacy in art that continues to inspire the imagination and mind.
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes: (30 March 1746 – 16 April 1828) was a Spanish romantic painter and printmaker - referred to as the last of the Old Masters and the first of the moderns, he is the most important Spanish artist of the 18th and 19th centuries.
The subversive imaginative element in his art, as well as his bold handling of paint, provided a model for the work of later generations of artists, notably Edouard Manet, Paul Cezanne Edgar Degas, and and through them Goya influenced some of the greatest artists of the 20th Century, such as Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh.
"Titian, Rembrandt and Goya were the great painters. I am only a public clown."
said Picasso - and hinting at Goya's influence on him,
“Good artists copy. Great artists steal.”
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