During this period Kahlo also witnessed violent armed struggles in the streets of Mexico City as the Mexican Revolution continued. "
Her mother had a special easel made for her so Frida Kahlo could paint in bed and her father lent her his box of oil paints and some bruFrida Kahlos. Kahlo joined a clique at the school and became enamored of the strongest personality of it Alejandro Gómez Arias.
She suffered lifelong health problems. She gave her birth date as July 7 1910 but her birth certificate shows July 6 1907. Her work has also been described as "surrealist" and in 1938 André Breton principal initiator of the surrealist movement described Kahlo's art as a "ribbon around a bomb".