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Self-Portrait

by Frida Kahlo

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Self-Portrait - Description

Frida Kahlo’s 1940 Self-Portrait was painted in oil and sits on Masonite. The artist Kahlo shows us here her unrelenting determination amidst struggle and misfortune to transcend reality and create surreal masterwork. Notice how her head remains held high even while her neck is clad in barbed wire. It tears into her flesh, the blood raining down about her body yet not staining her green garments. From her ear a human hand hangs, perhaps the hand of her miscarried child. It is a painting whose power comes solely from Kahlo’s personal pain, transformed from its original anguish into a work of art to be celebrated. It is a testament to those struggling and in dire condition, for Kahlo taught herself to paint after surviving a horrendous trolley accident. Injury, disease, failed love and unborn children all fell upon the the tragic life of Kahlo, who we remember as a true hero to not only the Mexican people but humans everywhere who toil trying to survive in a modern world. The allure of surrealism is that it provides an escape, or a stage where one’s worldly concerns become fodder for a dream sequence meant to tickle the abstract logic of thinkers and gazers everywhere. Kahlo invites the viewer to look deeper at the thorns scratching her neck and the hand pierced about her ear to the neck as a whole which stands tall and proud, holding her head high.

Painting Details

Artwork Name: Self-Portrait

Original Artist: Salvador Dali
Subject: Portraits
Style: Surrealism
Medium: 100% Hand-painted on Canvas
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