Frida Kahlo - A Poet in Colors
Frida Kahlo is one of my favorite painters. She is of Mexican descent, lived and worked in the United States and Europe in the first half of the 20th century. Kahlo painted in a style unique to her, combining realism with surrealism and naive art. Kahlo is known for her colorful paintings, the palette typical of Mexico's landscapes and culture. She often painted images from her dreams, including entire stories, from which one can learn biographical details from the painter's life.
The recurring preoccupation with self-portrait painting, was probably born out of isolation in which she was, due to a car accident she had in her youth and dragged series of surgeries and partial disability for the rest of her life.
In her paintings, in which she appears, Kahlo plays with her sexual identity, introducing herself as a woman and a man, in compositions that seem completely dreamy.
In many paintings the motif of physical pain is repeated. Kahlo had a car accident in her youth and as a result, suffered all her life from crippling pains. These are documented in her special way within her sensitive paintings, such as the painting of the deer her face, whose blood-dripping body, pierced with arrows, is in a particularly aggravating expression of pain.