#fridakahlo "The Suicide of Dorothy Hale" evokes the uncanny, chilling fall of a body from a skyscraper in three stages, coming ever closer through—or against—hard air and wind, finally hitting the pavement. El suicidio de Dorothy Hale, óleo sobre masonite conmarco de madera pintada 60,4 x 48,6 cm. 1938/39. Una de las obras más polémicas de Frida Kahlo.
"La columna rota," óleo sobre lienzomontado 1944. #fridakahlo Kahlo was 18 years old when she was involved in a horrific traffic accident, in which an iron rod pierced her abdomen, right foot was crushed, and two vertebrae were fractured, as well as a number of other bones, including eleven fractures in her right leg. As she recovered in a full body cast, her mother brought her a small lap easel, and, with a mirror over her bed, began painting self-portraits.
"Árbol de la esperanza mantente firme," (Tree of Hope, Remain Strong), 1946. Oil on masonite. #fridakahlo "For her entire adult life, artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) suffered unbearable pain from her spine and foot. She endured over 30 surgeries to correct the problem (in both Mexico and the U.S), was subjected to batteries of tests, X-rays, and spinal taps, given blood transfusions, physical therapy, and strong medicine. Despite extreme measures, her health continued to deteriorate."
"El venado herido," 1946 Kahlo was interested in ancient Eastern religions and mysticism, and The Little Deer is an assimilation of her Mexican and European heritage with these ancient beliefs. The image is of Kahlo’s head placed on top of a stag, which is pierced with arrows. The arrows no doubt refer to her own pain and suffering due to her injuries, as well as her injurious marriage to Diego Rivera. #fridakahlo
"Diego y yo," 1949. Frida Kahlo #fridakahlo "Artist André Breton hailed her work as a “ribbon around a bomb” and it’s admired in Mexico as an exploration of national and indigenous traditions. Feminists celebrate her painting as an uncompromising depiction of female bodies and lives and a powerful testament to her incredible strength in facing a life of chronic pain."
"Autorretrato con Collar de Espinas," Kahlo also took on and embodied the male counterpart of Christian mythology. In one of the most powerful portraits of the exhibition, she wears a crown of thorns around her neck and shoulders – "Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird" (1940). The passion of Christ is turned into the Passion of Frida. The heroic acceptance of suffering in her gaze was read as inexpressively sad. Oil on canvas. #fridakahlo
“Portrait of My Father,” (1951), Mexican artist Frida Kahlo shows us her photographer father Guillermo Kahlo with the tool of his trade, a camera. From an early age, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) identified with her German-born father, Guillermo Kahlo, a portrait photographer. In her diary, she wrote (in Spanish): “My childhood was marvelous because, although my father was a sick man [ had epilepsy], he was an immense example to me of tenderness, of work (photographer and also painter)”