Kentucky Art Speaks

Artist: Present & Past

In Artist: Present & Past on March 11, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is a Mexican Artist most famous for her self-portraits as well as her dramatic relationship with fellow artist Diego Rivera.

Her self-portraits became a dominant part of her life when she was immobile for three months after her accident. Kahlo once said, “I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.”

Drawing on personal experiences, including her marriage, her miscarriages, and her numerous operations, Kahlo’s works often are characterized by their stark portrayals of pain.

Of her 143 paintings, 55 are self-portraits which often incorporate symbolic portrayals of physical and psychological wounds.

The Two Frida, 1939

 

 

Self-Portrait

 

 

 

Self-Portrait as a Tehuana (Diego in My Thoughts), 1943

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