Monday, June 26, 2006

Frida Kahlo: The Broken Column (1944)

"The Broken Column, done in 1944, may be the one of Frida's paintings that show the pain she was feeling the most. The Column itself, which is broken, shows one of the sources of her pain, the nails in her body show in a physical way the pain she was enduring, and the tears in Frida's eyes show that her pain was excruciating. Frida's face shows both courage, and resignation; Frida's nudity may suggest that she felt she could do little about her situation. But in spite of all her pain, Frida kept on expressing herself by making outstanding paintings..."

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