Two examples are listed below: a. The Two Fridas: Kahlo explains that this painting was done after her divorce from Diego and the two women resemble different states of the same Frida and Diego’s effect on both. b. The Broken Column: In this painting Kahlo draws half her body with many needles stuck into it and the biggest in her heart. She explains that those needles resemble the different kinds of pain she had to go through and that the biggest was Diego’s.
The first time I heard about the great Frida Kahlo was in my AP Spanish class during my Sophomore year of high school. Her unibrow and enigmatic look piqued my interest before her paintings did. “The Mexican portrait painter was truly an influential artist who combined traditional themes with a contemporary style and also helped to promote the role of women in the art world” (kahlo.org). I researched about the artist and learned she lived a very painful and turbulent life. Kahlo’s works are often a reflection of her experiences as a woman.
During her life, she faced many both physical and psychological pains so her unconscious part used defense mechanism to protect herself. One of the Freud defense mechanism is sublimation. Sublimation is redirecting bad or unacceptable behavior into positive behavior. When we look at Frida’s life, we may see this defense mechanism because by painting she coped with all pain such as tram accident, her husband’s cheating, miscarrying twice and unhappy marriage. Displacement also seen in Frida’s life as defense mechanism.
Both the video which represents Taylor Swift’s reaction toward the unexpected betrayal and the words of the song delivered a life message. In my opinion, I think that the main point of the words and lyrics in the “Bad Blood” is the betrayal and how it changed the relationship. As what she was mentioned more than once, “You made a really deep cut, and now we got a bad blood” (Taylor Swift). As a result, there were many violent seconds in the video which is related to this theme and proves the change in the relationship. This happens, for instance, when she is wearing black and having the knife because she suffered from something, and this color refers to violence and hate.
Her self-portraits showed the ways she expressed herself and her pain. Frida was not a stranger to pain since she spent her whole life dealing with both physical and emotional traumas. She suffered from polio as a child and was involved in a bus accident during her teen years. During the accident, she was impaled by a steel bar. The injury caused Frida to be infertile and she had to have multiple surgeries over the rest of her life.
She has proven to be worthy and altitudinal as her work came to her at a time of sanctioning to get old and extreme unhappiness/extreme pain but she made the best of it and turned all that negative air into something positive and looking good. Frida Kahlo who contracted polio at the age of 6, then suffered a near -destructive bus crash at the age of 18 that left her with a lifetime of pain. She was able to go beyond her pain and express it in her paintings. Kahlo later became politically active and supported fellow communist artist Diego Rivera in 1929. She showed her paintings in Paris and Mexico afore her death in 1954.
Frances had a desire for the patchwork and began to make that her focus, while putting off the duties she is relied upon to do. Additionally, in the story, “Psyche’s Art”, it states, “...it was a new disease called the Art fever, and it attacked the young woman of the community with great violence.” (Alcott 2170). They only label it in such a way because of women being attracted to such work and it was against society. Society didn’t view women doing art work or interwoven rather than their household duties. Household duties were to be the primary focus for women.
Suffering was a recurrent theme in Frida Kahlo’s life. Handicapped from her early age, Kahlo spent most of her life in pain. Once fractured body summoned the terrible anguish every night and drowned Frida Kahlo in tears forever. Even later in her life, Kahlo had to face heartbreaking events. Nonetheless, it was also pain that made her a revolutionist, an artist, and most importantly, Frida Kahlo.
Lynda Barry’s graphic memoir One! Hundred! Demons! illustrate the struggles of social belonging to the different kinds of demons she encountered caused her to feel neglected. These demons caused her to feel abandoned by everyone around her and expressed her emotions through art.
She was only 47 years old when she just days after her final exhibit. Frida’s life was filled with a lot of pain, both emotional and physical. In her childhood, Frida was slightly disabled from polio. Later on when she was eighteen, she was in a terrible bus accident, which destroyed her body. She had broken her spinal column and her pelvis, which lead to her having metal rods insert through her spine and pelvis.
Broude and Garrard along with all the artist they used to feel that if the artist was raised by an artist or had great tragedies happen to them as important to what they created and why. One artist’s story that stuck with me was Artemisia Gentileschi and what was also said about women killing men and others by Garrard. It was eye-opening how empathetic; she was about the things that had happened to Gentileschi. Hearing the sadness in Garrard’s words as she told of Gentileschi’s
One strong emotional reaction is when Aibileen always mentions something about her past like with her ex-husband, Clyde and her deceased son, Treelore. It’s sad when you keep on remembering your loved ones dying and leaving you. Another strong emotion I had was when every time the maids were discriminated against. It’s not fair that just because of your color that you have to be made fun of. My last strong reaction in the book in my opinion is when the maids get fired.
You can see the sadness in her eyes you can tell how miserable she is. She was as sad as death. I would not judge her because she had to overcome so many harsh obstacles in her life. She suffered a lot throughout her life. Her owners would abuse of her while the other slaves would observe.