Even though they are not art experts, many know the most famous paintings of Frida Kahlo. The style, quotations and artwork of the Mexican artist are still cult 65 years after her death, but few people know how she sounded. CNN reports that the National Sound Library of Mexico has recently announced the discovery of what may have been the only surviving recording of their voice.
The clip comes from the pilot of the 1955 radio show El Bachiller . The episode features Diego Rivera, a muralist and Kahlo's husband who keeps switching back and forth. In one section is Kahlo, who recites a text titled "Portrait of Diego," which poetically describes the look and temperament of her spouse belongs to a painter "who no longer exists." The original recording of her voice is probably from the year 1
In a press release, the director of the National Sound Library of Mexico, Pável Granados, said that audio from Frida Kahlo is one of the most common requests they receive. The authenticity of the volume has yet to be confirmed, and the authorities are currently investigating whether the voice in the recording really belongs to the artist.
Kahlo's surviving audio is rare, but the painter has left behind many works of art and writings that paint a rich picture of their lives. Here are some facts about the icon.