Frida Kahlo's Paintings
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Essay about Frida Kahlo’s Paintings
Frida Kahlo is a famous Mexican woman artist who was born in 1907 and died in 1954. She was married to the world famous muralist Diego Rivera in 1929. She faced several undesirable experiences including an accident that affected her pelvis, spine and legs. She was also unable to bear children in her difficult marriage life with the famous Mexican Muralist Diego Rivera with whom she got married in 1929. Most of her paintings and oeuvres capture her emotional and physical effects of her misery and suffering in her life time. Her portraits make up a sizeable number of most of her artwork. As Garber (42) notes, her personal portraits are depictive of her endeavors …show more content…
Her portrait occupies the dominant picture plane in most of her paintings and represents a physical and psychological study of herself (Barnet-Sanchez 247). Frida Kahlo’s life and artistic works are a depiction of a multitude of conflicting life experiences and behaviors. For instance, her life is a clear evidence of strength and resilience in the face of various life misfortunes (such as accidents and other physical and emotional pain. She is a portrayal of a woman with a strong political cognizance that is evidenced in her day-to-day life and artistic paintings. Kahlo’s artwork also reveals her dedication to her Mexican ancestry, culture and history, (Barnet-Sanchez …show more content…
pag). She applies the recognized indigenous Mexican elements of size, inscriptions as well as simplicity in her paintings (Motian-Meadows n. pag). The various symbols, imagery and themes that inform her paintings and oeuvres are visualizations of her life experiences, political ideology and ancestry. Her symbolic paintings that are full of imagery include ‘Self-Portrait on the Border between Mexico and the United States’ (1932) My Nurse and I’ (1937, ‘Tree of Hope’ (1946) and ‘The Love Embrace of the Universe’ (1949).
Kahlo conveys her past history and experiences into her artwork. Kahlo’s paintings focus on various sociological issues such as gender roles, conception, pregnancy and abortion. She uses Mexican themes and symbols to depict her emotional and physical suffering. Her paintings are undeniably a blatant treatise between herself and the world, as well as an intimate representation of this connection. Most of the issues that Kahlo depicts in her paintings have arguably been