Category Archives: ***Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, wedding picture

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It took me a while to upload this awesome postcard! Thank you so much Lando ♥

This picture was taken on the first wedding of Frida and Diego in 1929. I really can not understand what women saw in this man, but obviously he was a ladiesman ^_^

Diego in my mind, Frida Kahlo, 1943

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Another great Frida card I received from Bärbel ♥ Thank you so much!

This self portrait is also known by two other titles: “Diego in My Thoughts” and “Thinking of Diego“. Frida’s husband, Diego Rivera, continued to be an incorrigible womanizer, and Frida’s desire to possess him expressed itself in this portrait. Diego’s miniature portrait on her brow indicates Frida’s obsessive love for the fresco painter….he is always in her thoughts. She is wearing the traditional Tehuana costume that Diego greatly admired. She painted herself wearing it to attract Diego and entice him closer. The roots of the leaves which she wears in her hair suggest the pattern of a spider’s web in which she seeks to trap her prey… Diego.

Frida began this painting in August of 1940, the year she and Diego divorced but didn’t finished it until 1943.

Diego & Frida

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This is a sculpture of my favourite Frida and her husband Diego Rivera, a great artist as well. It was designed for the “día de los muertos” the “day of the dead” which is celebrated in México. I love the brushes in her hair ♥ Muchas gracias David ♥

The dream (the bed), Frida Kahlo, 1940

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A gorgeous card I received from Bärbel ♥ Thank you so much!

In Mexico, death is not mourned like in most other countries of the world. In fact, every year on November 2nd, Mexico celebrates the dead with the “Day of the Dead” festival. While it is strange for us that death and festivities can go hand-in-hand, for Mexicans, the two are intricately entwined.

This painting is sometimes referred to as “The Bed“. In this painting, as well as others, Frida’s preoccupation with death is revealed. In real life Frida did have a papier-mâché skeleton (Juda) on the canopy of her bed. Diego called it “Frida’s lover” but Frida said it was just an amusing reminder of mortality. Frida and the skeleton both lie on their side with two pillows under their head. While Frida sleeps the skeleton is awake and watching. The bed appears to ascend into the clouds and the embroidered vines on her bedspread seem to come to life and begin to entwine with her body. The roots at the foot of the bed appear to have been pulled out of the ground. The skeleton’s body is entwined with wires and explosives that at any moment could go off… making Frida’s dream of death a stark reality. In this painting and in others, Frida uses the “Life/Death” theme…the plants representing the rebirth of life and the skeleton representing death.

Frida Kahlo photo

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I received this card from Wendy in Mexico. It needed almost 4 months to reach me, but it was all worth it. It is so beautiful. Frida Kahlo was such a wonderful woman. So gifted and beautiful. I adore her.

Frida ♥

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One photograph of my favourite Frida Kahlo! Love it! Thank you Amanda ♥

Self portrait with braid, Frida Kahlo, 1941

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I got this awesome card via official postcrossing from Uta! Thank you so much, I love it!

Shortly after her divorce from Diego Rivera in 1939, Frida cut off her long hair and rejected her femininity to express the pain she felt over the separation. This self-portrait was painted shortly after their remarriage in December of 1940 and in it, hair again becomes the vehicle through which she expresses her feelings about their marital reconciliation. The strands of hair that had previously been cut off in “Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair“, have been gathered up again and plaited into a new braid which, in its shape of an endless loop, might be seen as a symbol of the eternal circle of time. This idea is reinforced by the leaves entwined around the naked upper body of the artist. In this painting, Frida attempts to restore the femininity which she previously rejected and symbolically renounced. In 1942, this painting was included in the exhibition “Twentieth-Century Portraits” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.