İdil Sanat ve Dil Dergisi
Cilt 9, Sayı 70  Haziran 2020  (ISSN: 2146-9903, E-ISSN: 2147-3056)

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Mexican artist Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón, or known as Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), is an important artist who produces works on identity, gender, class and race issues. It was defined as Marxist, Nationalist, Feminist. However, these are words that describe not only political beliefs, but also Frida Kahlo's works of art. Although there is no exact record of her birthplace, it is believed that she was born in the place known as Caza Azul (Blue House). She is known for his portraits showing the intensity of physical and emotional pain that continues throughout her short-lived life. Her physical pains started with a poliomyelitis attack that reduced the use of her right leg at the age of about six years. She also brought to the fore both physical and emotional pain in her paintings due to the serious injury she experienced in a bus accident on September 17, 1925. Through her paintings, she focuses on showing what the self is to draw attention to what is internally and physically hidden in the individual. Kahlo has covered the issue of women many times in her works. It questioned traditional gender, power, sexual identity, and the strict social traditions of women in Mexico. However, it is controversial whether the works will be evaluated within the framework of feminist art. The scope of the research will examine the extent to which Kahlo's works cover feminist art. To do this, first, a general assessment of the artist's understanding of art will be made, and then background information will be given through examples to discuss the relationship of Kahlo's works with the feminist framework.

Keywords: Frida, women, art, Feminism, gender