Celebrated Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s life is set to be the focus of a new show by opera company, El Paso Opera. The show, which is said to look back on the artists love life, has since left some curious to know whether Frida Kahlo had a girlfriend. We explore the painter’s love life.
Painter’s love life explored in new show
Frida Kahlo’s life is set to be the focus of a new one-night-only performance by the El Paso Opera company.
Following the announcement of the show, some have since wondered about the relationships of the artist during her life.
Did Frida Kahlo have a girlfriend?
Frida Kahlo is said to have had multiple affairs with both men and women despite being married to husband Diego Rivera.
According to Biography, some of her lovers over the years included Parisian nightclub entertainer Josephine Baker, photographer Nickolas Muray, artist Georgia O’Keeffe and actress Dolores del Rio.
Vargas spoke out on their relationship before her death in 2012. In the singer’s obituary, the Guardian reported the singer said of Kahlo: “I admired her deeply, but my love was much bigger than my admiration.”
Frida Kahlo’s marriage explored
Frida Kahlo was married twice to fellow artist Diego Rivera who was more than twenty years her senior.
Kahlo and Rivera later divorced in 1939, although wed again a year later on Diego Rivera’s 54th birthday in 1940. They stayed together until Kahlo’s death in 1954. Following her passing, Rivera married his second wife, Emma Hurtado.