Neurology and Art
Neurological Deficits in the Life and Works of Frida KahloBudrys V.
Clinics of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
Valmantas Budrys, MD, PhD
Center of Neurology
Vilnius University Santariskiu Klinikos Hospital, Santariskiu 2
LT–08661 Vilnius (Lithuania)
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World-famous Mexican painter Frida Kahlo is an impressive example of an artist whose entire life and creativity were extremely influenced by chronic, severe illness. Many of her best-known works depict her physical and mental suffering. She was one of those very uncommon artists who dared to show their nude, sick body. This article describes biographical events and works of Frida Kahlo that are closely related to neurology: congenital anomaly (spina bifida), poliomyelitis, spine injury, neuropathic pain.
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