"You are not an artist simply because you paint or sculpt or make pots that cannot be used. An artist is a poet in his or her own medium. And when an artist produces a good piece, that work has mystery, an unsaid quality; it is alive." --American ceramic artist and painter Toshiko Takaezu
Frida Kahlo after an operation, 1946, by Antonio Kahlo. The lingering pain from her Sept. 1, 1925, bus accident led to a series of operations throughout her life. Though she often dressed up in colorful traditional Mexican patterns and jewelry, with her hair up, she appears in this small image, taken by her nephew, looking quite different. On the rear of the photo is written: “Frida right after surgery in 1946 - Coyoacan - she is now worse than ever, the pain is unimaginably intense."