Frida Kahlo

First of all, I must mention that although I adore Frida, I don’t appreciate every single work of hers. In fact I appreciate very little of it. But when one of her paintings catches my eye, it catches my heart and mind forever. My personal favourites:

self_portrait

I think I simply love the big, pearly tears and that great lace. Her tears may come off as cheesy to some because it’s so direct but I personally find this very honest and moving.

weepingcoco1

Weeping Coconuts, it’s called. I think it’s funny and at the same time rather sad. But mostly funny.

broken_1

Knowing Frida’s personal struggle with her physical health (poliomyelitis at six, disastrous accident at seventeen etc.) this is painful to watch. Once again I find her pleasingly honest here.

l_am

My absolute favourite! This is one of those works I have on my ‘Must See Live Before Death’-list. I can’t tell you how long I’ve stared at countless reproductions of this. I think it might become my personal Pope Innocentus X.