Look at These Amazing Photos of Frida Kahlo and Pretend You’re Not Back at Work 

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Rosie Dalton

Image: Frida Khalo. Image source.

Born in 1907, Mexican artist Frida Khalo was famously eccentric, but she was also well ahead of her time — which is probably why her influence only seems to have increased since her death in 1954. Openly bisexual and strikingly beautiful, she defied norms through her penchant for male clothing and wardrobe experimentation practically unheard of at the time. Renowned for her tempestuous on-again, off-again marriage with famous Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, she has also been known as an icon of pain. Not least of all because the artist suffered a tragic streetcar accident at 18-years-old that left her disabled; nor because she endured polio that deformed her right foot.

Many of Khalo’s self-portraits deal with the pain that these conditions caused her, as well as her struggles with miscarriage. But no matter how many times we seem to see her face, there is always something new to be discovered about this fascinating icon. Which is why we can’t help but be drawn in when new images of her start to surface online. Mining Dangerous Minds’ collection of 30 striking black and white photographs of Khalo, we witness intimate moments of creation, rumination and connection.

Leaving us feeling a fresh surge of inspiration that proves the perfect procrastination for those back-to-work blues. So below we’ve compiled ten of our favourite images of Frida, for your own procrastination pleasure. But if you want to view the full list, you can head on over to Dangerous Minds now.

Image: Frida Khalo. Image source.

Image: Frida Khalo. Image source.

Image: Frida Khalo. Image source.

Image: Frida Khalo. Image source.

Image: Frida Khalo. Image source.

Image: Frida Khalo. Image source.

Image: Frida Khalo. Image source.

Image: Frida Khalo. Image source.

Image: Frida Khalo. Image source.

Image: Frida Khalo. Image source.

Love Frida as much as we do? You can read more about her life here:

Frida Kahlo is an “Icon of Pain”, But She’s Actually So Much More Than That