Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Two Fridas

In Frida Kahlo’s oil painting entitled The Two Fridas created in 1939 Kahlo is portrayed being split in two placed in front of a cloudy and stormy setting. When this painting was created in 1939, Frida and Diego had just made their divorce final. The Frida on the left, in the white European dress, is clearly heart broken at the thought of their marriage having ended. The clamp symbolizing her cutting off her connection to him. The Frida on the right, dressed in traditional Mexican clothes is holding Diego, possibly intending to represent when they still loved each other. I like this painting because of the meaning behind it. The painting tells it's own story and shows two sides of who Frida was.

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