One of the most inspiring artwork (for me) is the art of Frida Kahlo.
Amazing and inspiring women, after her accident, she turned her attention away from the study of medicine to begin a full-time painting career. Drawing on personal experiences including her troubled marriage, her painful miscarriages, and her numerous operations, Kahlo’s works are often characterized by their stark–and sometimes shocking–portrayals of pain.
Despite her life of suffering and pain, Frida Kahlo was a vibrant, loose extroverted character whose everyday speech was filled with profanities. She had been a tomboy in her youth and carried her fervor throughout her life. She was a heavy smoker, drank liquor (especially tequila) in excess, was openly bisexual, sang off-color songs, and told equally ribald jokes to the guests of the wild parties that she hosted.
Ballinger, James K.Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Twentieth Century Mexican Art: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection . Museum of Contemporary Art, August 2000.
Hardin, Terri. Frida Kahlo: A modern Master (Art Series).
Tibol, Raquel. Frida Kahlo: CrÃ³nica, Testimonios y Aproximaciones. Mexico City: Ediciones de Cultura Popular, S.A.