Monday, March 28, 2011

Diego and Frida

This oil on masonite painting titled "Diego and Frida" was created by Surrealist, Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). She created it in 1944 for her 15th wedding anniversary to husband, Diego Rivera. I thought this was a very interesting painting when I came across it. It shows half of her face and half of Diego's face and when united, they make one. It also shows the moon and the sun as one as well as a conch and a scallop, which symbolize their union. I really like how the red color used for the background bring out the brown tones used throughout most of the painting.

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