Frida Kahlo Self Art

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Frida Kahlo is one of the most influential and celebrated female artist who liked to live in constant form of self expression. With her tremulous personal life and endless sufferings which started from her childhood in the form of polio and then a bus accident along with a troubled relationship with her husband Diego Rivera served as the most significant experience in her life.
How Frida was ahead of her time, way before selfies became all the rage she saw the potential of depicting oneself. She revolutionized the much exploited self portrait division of art with her brutally honest self portraits, but unlike the modern day selfies Frida’s self portraits had more originality in them and she did not flinch away from portraying her flaws and breaking conventional beauty standards. She painted herself with a profound unibrow and upper lip hair, adorning her Tehuana women attire with heavy accessories and long skirts her look complete with neatly braided hair decorated with flowers Frida herself was a sight to behold much like her paintings. Some might call this vanity and self obsessed behavior. To this her reply was, “I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I
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Painted during the separation with her husband, the mindless monkey itself indicates the character of Deago. Ironically the monkey itself was a gift to her by her husband. The dead hummingbird in her necklace painted in black to match her unibrows is also a symbol of Mexican folk tradition, were dead hummingbirds were used as charms to bring luck in love. The black cat in the background ready to prance indicates the looming danger she felt for her
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