Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair by Frida Kahlo

Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair by Frida Kahlo Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair1940PortraitureOil on canvasMuseum of Modern Art, New York, USA ‘Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair’ depicts an androgynous Kahlo considered to be a confrontational gesture to Rivera’s demands for a divorce. Many strands of hair lie scattered on the floor and she holds on cut braid in … Continue reading Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair by Frida Kahlo

Henry Ford Hospital by Frida Kahlo

Henry Ford Hospital1932SurrealismOil on canvasDolores Olmedo Collection, Mexico City, Mexico Many of Kahlo’s paintings from the early 1930s relate to religious ex-voto paintings of which she and Rivera possessed a large collection ranging over several centuries. Ex-votos paintings are a gesture of gratitude for salvation, a granted prayer or an averted disaster and are left … Continue reading Henry Ford Hospital by Frida Kahlo

I Am My Own Muse

Artist: Frida Kahlo Born: 6 July 1907, Mexico City, Mexico Nationality: Mexican Movement: Naïve art, Modern art, Surrealism, Magical Realism, Symbolism, Naturalism, Primitivism, Social realism, Cubism Died: 13 July 1954, Mexico City, Mexico...

Weeping Coconuts (Cocos gimientes) by Frida Kahlo

Weeping Coconuts (Cocos gimientes)1951Naïve artOil on boardLos Angeles County Museum of Art, USA Weeping Coconuts is exemplary of the late work by Kahlo. She is best known for her psychological portraiture but she painted still life throughout her career. She created paintings of fresh fruits and vegetable produce as well as Mexican objects in her … Continue reading Weeping Coconuts (Cocos gimientes) by Frida Kahlo