When Frida Kahlo was 18, on September 17, 1925, she was in a tragic accident. The bus she was riding was hit by a tram. Badly injured and immobile for the first few months of her recovery, Frida took up painting. This corset was painted by her and it is a testimony of the several surgeries she had due to the accident. It has some communist references as well as some other imagery like a devil and a couple of peaches.


  • Title: Corset
  • Creator Lifespan: July 6, 1907 - July 13, 1954
  • Creator Nationality: Mexican
  • Creator Gender: Female
  • Creator Death Place: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Creator Birth Place: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Date: 0
  • painter: Frida Kahlo
  • medium source: Museo Frida Kahlo
  • medium extent: complete
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: http://www.museofridakahlo.org.mx/
  • Medium: Oil on plaster

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