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Title of the work: Frida Kahlo (Self-portrait with Monkeys) D'après Frida Kahlo

Technique: acrylic on canvas

Dimension: 1.40 X 1.0m

Year: 2022

 

Title of work: Frida Kahlo (Self-portrait with Monkeys) D'après Frida Kahlo

Technique: acrylic on canvas

Dimension: 56.0 X 40.0 in

Year: 2022

 

It is a reinterpretation of Frida Kahlo's work. In "Self-portrait with Monkeys", the background is a tropical plant, a common theme that Frida liked to use. She placed herself in an academic environment. At that time, Frida began to work as a teacher at the School of Painting and Sculpture in Mexico City. However, shortly after she started teaching, her health deteriorated and she had to teach in her own home. Eventually, the class was reduced to just four loyal students. They call themselves "Los Fridos", which means they are loyal to Frida Kahlo. Here Frida Kahlo painted herself surrounded by four monkeys, which could mean her four loyal students. The constant appearance of monkeys in Frida Kahlo's paintings was not accidental. In her Casa Azul in Coyoacán, Frida kept monkeys as pets. According to Frida, her monkeys symbolized the children she was never able to have because of the horrific injuries she sustained in a 1925 bus accident, which led to a later miscarriage and several miscarriages. The self-portrait with monkeys was painted in the early 1940s and this was its most prolific year, with several self-portraits painted during this period.

 

 

 

It is a reinterpretation of Frida Kahlo's work. In "Self-portrait with Monkeys", the background is a tropical plant, a common theme that Frida liked to use. She placed herself in an academic environment. At that time, Frida began to work as a teacher at the School of Painting and Sculpture in Mexico City. However, shortly after she started teaching, her health deteriorated and she had to teach in her own home. Eventually, the class was reduced to just four loyal students. They call themselves "Los Fridos", which means they are loyal to Frida Kahlo. Here Frida Kahlo painted herself surrounded by four monkeys, which could mean her four loyal students. The constant appearance of monkeys in Frida Kahlo's paintings was not accidental. In her Casa Azul in Coyoacán, Frida kept monkeys as pets. According to Frida, her monkeys symbolized the children she was never able to have because of the horrific injuries she sustained in a 1925 bus accident, which led to a later miscarriage and several miscarriages. The self-portrait with monkeys was painted in the early 1940s and this was its most prolific year, with several self-portraits painted during this period.

Frida Kahlo (Self-portrait)

R$15,200.00Price
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