Mexico’s Frida Kahlo remains one of my favorite painters of all time. I am continuously taken aback by the honesty of her work. Often projecting the world and her experience of the world through self portrait. Of which she explains, “Since my subjects have always been my sensations, my states of mind and the profound reactions that life has been producing in me, I have frequently objectified all this in figures of myself, which were the most sincere and real thing that I could do in order to express what I felt inside and outside of myself.” In this way, Frida describes herself as a realist, although she is often regarded as a surrealist.
Featured above are Recuerdo (el Corazón) and The Two Fridas (Los Dos Fridas), the first large-scale work painted by her.
“My blood is the miracle that travels in the veins of the air from my heart to yours.”
[source: PBS The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo]