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Frida Kahlo and her wonderful works of surrealism Frida Kahlo 1907-1954 was considered to be a women of surrealism She was a popular artist for a Hispanic female at the time and now after her death she is world know and celebrated she even has a motion picture out about her life and also numerous documentaries In the majority of her work she painted herself She showed everyone the Hispanic in her art by painting what she was use to and who she was more than a third of her paintings are self portraits A strong admiring aspect about Frida Kahlo is she was an artist for herself not for anyone else Her people and the 20th century Mexico and her husband who was also a artists influenced her Some people find Frida Kahlos artwork offensive for example The Broken Column 1944 due to the rawness she portrays People find these piece amongst others offensive because it is a portrait of her self which some critics view as conceded and others find her paintings to be crude Frida Kahlo did not intend them to be viewed that way she was expressing how she felt on the inside in the paintings of her self She suffered many sorrows in her life including terminal illness from an accident and repeated miscarriages In The Humanistic Tradition by Gloria K Fiero it states that Kahlos canvases betray her close identification With Mexican folk culture and folk art which Traditionally features visceral and diabolical detailsPg45Fiero In the Broken Column 1944 Kahlo displays self as a martyr a suffer and a savior which recalls the devotional icons of Mexicos religious shrinesPg45 Fiero She painted herself for her Hispanic in her art She did this for her self to be recognized as a Hispanic Female artist but also an artists that regardless of race or sex had enormous talent Her paintings are so powerful and moving
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