Painters Paintings Frida Kahlo: Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, 1940, Oil on can…
Painters Work Frida Kahlo: Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, 1940, Oil on canvas, 61.25 cm × 47 cm (24.11 in × 18.5 in), Nickolas Muray Assortment, College of Texas
Frida Kahlo painted this self-portrait, right here, one of the crucial common of the yr, after her divorce from Diego Rivera and the tip of her affair with photographer Nickolas Muray.
The portray depicts Kahlo sporting a white gown with a black monkey on her proper shoulder and a cat on her left, sporting a necklace made from thorns which is held by the monkey. A useless hummingbird is hanging on the thorn which knots round her throat. The thorns dig into Kahlo’s pores and skin, making her bleed. She faces the viewer with background of huge inexperienced leaves and a yellow leaf proper behind her. Her expression is calm and solemn. It additionally appears she is patiently enduring the ache.
Frida Kahlo depicted all these symbolic parts to precise her emotions. A fowl is usually symbolize freedom and life. Particularly hummingbird which is colourful and at all times hovering above flowers, however on this portray it’s lifeless. This may be a logo of Frida herself. Frida spent most of her life in bodily ache after the bus accident occurred when she was eighteen. After that she endured about thirty-five operations to repair her physique. She spent so a few years bedridden and can’t bear any kids.