Few artists have recorded their personal lives in such detail as Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). Born in Mexico, at the age of 18 she was involved in a bus accident that resulted in pain and constant threats of illness for the rest of her life. Painting became her great passion and her bright, vivid and sometimes shocking images, so little known in her lifetime, have become celebrated and much admired today. In this talk we will explore her remarkable life and unforgettable art.
Dr Maureen Park is a Lecturer in History of Art in the Centre for Open Studies (formally DACE), University of Glasgow.