FRIDA KAHLO

“The Two Fridas can be understood as a pictorial manifestation of contradictory self image. The two Fridas cannot logically (either physically or emotionally) share the same space. Kahlo establishes two images of herself, divided and yet allied, contrasting but nevertheless corresponding to the same body. Virtually all Kahlo’s self portraits navigate her ego among political, social and emotional structures: she conceives of herself as Mexican, female, and physically damaged. Her portraits are plastic evidence of her will to contextualize herself-they are testimony to her search for existential meaning in a world of doubt. For Kahlo, neither ego or personality defined her: it is the indisputable existence of her body, transmitted from mirror to canvas, that brings her closest to being. ”

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