Jo's Art History Podcast / REVISIT - Frida Kahlo with Rebecca Milford

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I've decided to give myself a wee Easter holiday this week and following on from International Women's month I have dipped into the podcast archive to revisit this brilliant episode all about Frida Kahlo with Rebecca Milford!

To remind you:

On today’s podcast Jo sits down with Rebecca Milford, founder of cosmic cures, about one of the 20th century’s most iconic figures - FRIDA KAHLO.

Frida Kahlo is a larger than life icon in today’s society, but throughout her life suffered not only immense pain due to an accident which happened to the artist in her youth, but was known as the wife of the famous Mexican mural painter, Diego Rivera, only really began receiving recognition in the few years before her death.

Known for her powerful self portraits Kahlo is now a force to be reckoned with in the history of art.

Join Jo and Rebecca as they discuss Frida’s works, her rocky relationship with her husband Diego, the illnesses that plagued her and her love of life.

Guest: Rebecca Milford


Instagram: @cosmic_cures

Host: Jo McLaughlin


Instagram: @josarthistory


The Henry Ford Hospital, 1932

The Two Fridas, 1939

The Broken Column, 1944

Viva la Vida, 1952

Case Azul, The Blue House now the Frida Kahlo Museum, Mexico.

All images referred to on the show can be found on my website here: or on my Instagram page @josarthistory

Frida Kahlo Resources:

This is a GREAT overview video about the life and works of Frida Kahlo:

Tour of Casa Azule - this also give you a wee look into Kahlo’s wardrobe!

A great wee video on the the painting The Two Frida’s:

There are also several books written on Frida which you can find in any good book shop and there is also a film made about her life which stars Salma Hayek. This film was released in 2002 and can be watched on youtube for c.£2.50. (Please note this price was actuate at the time of recording - this may have changed)