In her diary, Frida writes that this painting originated from her memory of an imaginary childhood friend. Later she admitted it records the emotions surrounding her separation and martial crisis. On the right, the part of her person which was respected and loved by Diego, is the Mexican Frida in Tehuana costume. In her hand she holds an amulet bearing the portrait of Diego as a child. On the left, a more rather European Frida in a lacy white Victorian wedding dress, the Frida that Diego abandoned. The hearts of the two women lie exposed, a device Frida often used to express her pain. The unloved Frida’s heart is broken while the other Frida’s heart is whole. From the amulet that Frida is holding springs a vein that travels through both women’s hearts and is finally cut off by the surgical pincers held in the lap of the rejected Frida. In despair, Frida tries to stop the flow of blood from Diego but it keeps dripping…she is in danger of bleeding to death. The stormy sky filled with agitated clouds may reflect Frida’s inner turmoil. Holding her own hand, she is her only companion.

Frida Kahlo is my most favorite artist. Her art was show casing in LACMA, and this painting I fell in love with the most which is a popular favorite, but I feel I can relate to this painting more than anybody in the entire world.
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    This is possibly my favorite painting out of everything my art history class looked at this semester, chronicling much...
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    :( Freida why are you my favorite artist. The works you created always make me so sad.
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