Rare Childhood Photographs Of Frida Kahlo Taken By Her Father Guillermo

Frida Kahlo's life was well documented, and both her (mostly self portrait) paintings and the hundreds of photographs taken of her and her husband Diego Rivera help paint a pretty clear picture of their life together. But there's one part of Frida's life that's not so well known- her happy childhood.

Frida grew up in La Casa Azul with her adoring father Guillermo and mother Matilde, and no matter what was happening outside the walls of that blue house the scene inside was one of love and adoration. 

Guillermo adored his darling Frida, and he delighted in photographically documenting her young life, a practice that most assuredly inspired Frida's later love of self portraiture. 

It’s almost surreal to see Frida playing with a dolly or posing with friends in pretty dresses and big bows, but even the most far out artists often come from quite normal households.

-Via Dangerous Minds

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The first picture of Frida holding the statue? I never realized how large her hands were as a child. Good strong hands. Perfect for painting and sculpting and creating things of beauty.
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