It may be an uncomfortable fact for those enamoured of the Frida Kahlo myth, but for most of her adult life Kahlo was a well read and enthusiastic supporter of world Communism. She even changed the year of her birth, from 1907 to 1910 not because she wanted to seem younger, but to coincide with the Mexican Revolution of that year. She denigrated herself for being unable to express her political views in her paintings and thus use her art as a platform for the cause. In her final years she began to try to redress the balance, but her increasing infirmity made some of these late paintings rather poor examples, no doubt to her profound dismay.
The Diary of Frida Kahlo: an intimate Self Portrait published 1995 by Bloomsbury
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