Frida Kahlo⁣ Roots⁣ 1943⁣ “It is one of the most beautiful

3/23/2021, 2:40:29 PM
Frida Kahlo⁣ Roots⁣ 1943⁣ “It is one of the most beautiful self-portraits that Frida ever created. It is a passionate expression of her deep love for nature and unending desire to sire children. The portrait shows Khalo nourishing the land by siring a vine, though it does not have any roots as it is rooted in her womb.⁣ Also, the stems of this vine do not have thorns. Rather, they have thirteen leafless stems to depict Kahlo’s losses. Kahlo had lost her father, experienced miscarriages and gone through many operations to repair different areas of her body after the severe accident she went through when she was 19 years. It explains why the vine grows from her womb-less body and moves toward the viewer as if we are the source of hope or light. Frida fixes an impassive gaze on the viewer in a bid to beckon the viewer to confront her predicament.⁣ Most of Frida's self-portraits are an expression of pain, emotional frustration and disappointment. In this painting, she uses an imaginative overtone of symbolism and visionary art to depict her losses, death of loved ones and her inability to sire children. Kahlo criticises her unfortunate state and portrays her sense of guilt in a rather bold way. During this time, Frida had taken to the Surrealist style, though she borrows a few ideas from the traditional Mexican art forms when creating this painting.”⁣ #modernart #20thcenturyart #paintings #painting #artlovers #artists #famousart #artlegends #art #thearts #everythingart #arteverything #artislife #artislife e🎨 #dailyart #fineart #artoftheday #artstagram #artofinstagram #arthistorian #arthistorynerd #arthistory #historyofart #artlove #frida #fridakahlo #kahlo #roots #magicalrealism #naiveart

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