Frida Kahlo home reopens as Mexico eases lockdown

Kahlo's Casa Azul, or the Blue House in English, is the artist's former residence. It is one of the capital's most popular tourist attractions, paying homage to Kahlo's life and works.

Museum capacity is set at 20%, visitors must wear masks and practise social distancing.

Kahlo began painting as a teenager while convalescing from a horrific tram crash in 1925. The accident and a legacy of childhood polio left her in constant physical pain and unable to have children.

Taking to painting as a means of self-expression, Kahlo's suffering is depicted in her very raw works.

Since a hit Hollywood film on her life, Kahlo has emerged as an international icon.

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