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WCT COLORS A Windy City Times LGBTQ History Coloring Book Series
2018-08-08

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This week's Windy City Times Coloring Book illustration of icons from LGBTQ history is of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo ( 1907—1954 ), by artist Mandy Robertson. Kahlo's folk art style, including many self portraits, explored identity, postcolonialism, gender, class and race, and her work was described as surrealist or magical realist. Kahlo suffered physically, having survived both polio and a traffic accident. While she had a well-known relationship with artist Diego Rivera, they both had numerous affairs, and Kahlo is celebrated among LGBTQ artists of the past. "Kahlo's work has been celebrated internationally as emblematic of Mexican national and Indigenous traditions, and by feminists for what is seen as its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form," as stated in en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frida_Kahlo .

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