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Description This painting is a self portrait of Frida Kahlo in two split personalities The Two Fridas was made in 1939 It is oil on canvas standing at a height of 5812 square It is hanging in the Museo de Arte in Mexico City There are two Fridas sitting in adjacent chairs and holding hands staring back at the viewer The two Fridas are sitting on a green weaved bench on a brownish smooth floor and behind them is a painting of blue and gray sky on a wall One Frida is wearing a native Indian custom a tehuana skirt and a blouse The blouse is blue with a gold trim and the skirt is green with a white train This Frida is holding a little portrait of a man At first glance the little portrait looks like a pin or a big button until one gets a closer look at it The other Frida is dressed in a white European long style dress with flower embroidery at the end of the skirt The two Fridas are connected to each other by a joint circulatory system with their hearts exposed The heart of the Frida in white is cut and torn open The artery that connects the two Fridas is severed The Frida in the white European Victorian dress holds a surgical clamp and appears to have snipped the blood flow to her thus one can see blood dripping over her lap forming a pool of blood The heart of the Mexican Frida is fully intact and appears to be feeding off blood from the Victorian Frida Both Fridas have their hair braided and pulled upward this hair style typifying a true Frida hairstyle They both have red rosy cheeks and the long thick eyebrows that come together in a concave form Analysis Frida uses different colors to convey the message she is trying to put across to
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