Monday, May 9, 2011
Self-Portrait - The Frame
Oil on metal with glass
11 1/4 x 8 1/8 in. (28.6 x 20.6 cm)
Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou (The Louvre) Paris, France
Frida Kahlo de Rivera (1907-1954)
She suffered lifelong health problems, many of which derived from a traffic accident during her teenage years.
These issues are perhaps represented by her works, many of which are self-portraits of one sort or another. Kahlo suggested, "I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.
She also stated, "I was born a bitch. I was born a painter."
Posted by merryhaha at 01:25