Love Is In The Air.
Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera in Mexico, 1933.
Diego Rivera had four wives. But his third, the fascinating, talented and now world famous art icon Frida Kahlo, was the focus of his most passionate and haunting affair. Their lives initially intersected in 1922, when Rivera, already a celebrated artist at age 36, painted his first mural in Mexico City in the amphitheater of the National Preparatory School. Born in Guanajuato, Mexico, Rivera had studied painting in Spain and had settled for a decade in Paris, where he was a member of the avant-garde. In 1921, he had left behind his common-law wife, returned to his homeland and joined the Communist party. A lifelong revolutionary, he expressed his social and political convictions in monumental paintings that spoke to his countrymen. Brilliant, charismatic and a devoted lover of women, he often found those affections returned, even though he was overweight and incontestably ugly, with fuzzy hair and bulging eyes.
Kahlo was a student at the Preparatory who watched the famous artist with interest. She was bright and a definite tomboy who ran around with troublemakers. Petite and striking, her looks stemmed in part from her heritage: part German, part Jewish, part Spanish, and part Indian. Her black eyebrows met over her nose and her right leg was withered from polio. She was only 15, but she knew that she was wanted. “My ambition is to have a child by Diego Rivera”, Kahlo immediately notified a friend” And I am going to tell him someday”. To get the artist’s attention, she mercilessly taunted him, calling him names like “Old Fatso” and playing pranks on him.
Eventually they became lovers and then husband & wife. [ excerpt from https://2ptbull.wordpress.com/2008/01/04/the-love-story-of-frida-and-diego/ ]