Self-portrait. Time flies by Calo Frida

Self portrait. Time flies by Calo Frida

Frida Kahlo was born in 1907 in Mexico. She lived a hard life, but the trials that fell to her share did not break her positive outlook on life, but filled her creativity with a sense of dignity and a thirst for life.

In their paintings, and mostly they were self-portraits, Frida Kahlo skillfully conveys her feelings: pain, loss, futility of human efforts in the face of fate. Together with this, her works show the influence of both traditional Mexican and European art.

In her youth, Frida got into a car accident and subsequently could not walk, so she wrote pictures lying down. This event turned her life around, on none of her self-portraits Frida smiles and does not notice that she is experiencing positive emotions. Almost frowning eyebrows, tendrils on the upper lip, black long hair neatly tucked or dismissed on the shoulders, open neck – so it looks almost on all self-portraits.

In self-portraits of Frida Kahlo, there is an inner power that helped her to survive all her life and not to break. The shoulders are straightened, the proud look, the straight back – all this shows that she fearlessly looks at the fate in the face, firmly enduring all the trials that have fallen to her share. Most often Frida used a gray, darkish scale, which emphasizes the mood of portraits, sadness, sadness and humility of their heroine.

Who now can tell, what is she sad about her portraits? About the impossibility of becoming a mother after that accident, of spiritual solitude? After all, despite the many admirers of her talent and constant life partner, no one could really understand the great Frida, who looks at us with her piercing gaze from her self-portraits.

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