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The Components: Frida Kahlo Paintings







     Frida Kahlo is a famous Mexican artist who was born and died in Mexico City. She is most known for her paintings. Many of her works are self portraits. Frida Kahlo paintings are considered, in Mexico, a symbol of the national tradition and indigenous culture. Many feminists consider the work of Kahlo a symbol of the female experience. Her art has been categorized as surreal, folk, and naive.

When she was a young child, she suffered with polio. The condition left her right leg smaller than her left. When she was a teenager, she was involved in an accident that left her very injured. Kahlo would suffer with health issues related to that accident until she died at the age of 47 in Mexico City. She is also known for her marriage with famous Mexican artist Diego Rivera.

The traffic accident that left her seriously injured is also what got her painting. Kahlo was immobile for several months following the accident. Her mother gave her an easel that should could use while in bed and her father gave her paintbrushes and oil paints. She began to paint frequently, mostly self portraits. Much of her art was inspired by her own life experiences, such as marriage, miscarriages, and serious health problems.

During her life, she is credited with painting approximately 143 paintings. Of these pieces, 55 are said to be self portraits, each one symbolically portraying psychological and physical wounds. Most of her works are thought to have a common theme of pain.

It is assumed that she took inspiration from her husband Diego Rivera. She met him in 1927 while he was painting a mural at the Public Ministry of Education. In this first encounter, she shared with him her artwork, which he seemed taken with. Following this meeting, they spent more time with one another and married in 1929. She admired her husband and was a fan of his work.

Frida was also inspired by her culture. She appreciated the indigenous Mexican culture, which is evident in the symbolism, colors and style seen in her artwork. In many pieces she includes monkeys, and animal that in Mexican mythology, symbol lust. However, in her work, the animal was a symbol much more protective and tender. Jewish, Christian and traditional Mexican religious themes are also present in her art.

The painter also made a few drawings of portraits. These, unlike most of her pieces, were abstract works. In the 1930s she was invited to France to showcase her works at an exhibit in Paris. The Louvre purchased one of her works. The work, called The Frame, was the first artwork by a twentieth-century Mexican artist to have been purchased by the museum.

Frida Kahlo paintings were often self portraits of the artist. They took on inspiration from a variety of sources. Much of her pain, both physical and psychological is seen in her work. Kahlo spend much of her life in Mexico, which is another thing that is represented in her art. Her work has been called many things, including naive, surreal and folk.






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