Frida Kahlo's Newly Discovered Love Letters

My Bartoli…I don’t know how to write love letters. But I wanted to tell you that my whole being opened for you. Since I fell in love with you everything is transformed and is full of beauty…. love is like an aroma, like a current, like rain. You know, my sky, you rain on me and I, like the earth, receive you.

Frida Kahlo’s newly discovered love letters to Spanish artist Jose Bartoli. Compare and contrast with her passionate love letters to Diego Rivera.

Complement with this wonderful picture-book about Kahlo’s life of love and art.

For more beautiful love letters, see those of Vladimir Nabokov, Margaret Mead, Franz Kafka, Oscar Wilde, Violet Trefusis, and Mozart.

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