Thursday, December 8, 2016

Favorite Artist : Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo (July 6, 1907- July 13, 1954) She is known for her folk and native art. She is considered a surrealist painter. She often would paint self portraits because they express her own pain and sexuality. The Two Fridas was created around the time of Kahlo’s divorce to Diego Rivera and it is believed it portrays her loss. It is a double self-portrait. Frida on the left is wearing a white European style dress with her heart torn and bleeding while Frida on the right is wearing a traditional Mexican dress with her heart still whole. Kahlo remarried Rivera a year later and although their second marriage was as troubled as the first, it lasted till her death. I really like the symbolism behind the painting is so pure.

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