I want to discuss her mental strength and the distance between herself and her works. Her work is contemplative.
Her self-portrait is infused with pain and sadness, because these are her experiences. The figure in her self-portrait reminds audience of ancient mythology; it is very fantastic
The color scheme is earthy, unber, brown, burnt sienna…. I like her color scheme.
I associate brown with honesty and primitivity; Frida is a honest and primitive person.Colorful, splendorous are the words to describe Frida's image, but her inside is different.
In Mexico, there are "Exvotos", which are devotional paintings. It is a type of folk art to show gratitude when people's wishes are granted.
It has a naive quality to it. The size is usually small and it is accompanied by texts. The motive is pure .
Sometimes I think that her painting is influenced/driven by the Mexican spiritual practice/spirituality.
She is iconic, She is the face of Mexico.
As an artist myself, sometimes it frightens me to think about her sacrifice for art. Will it be my destiny as well?