terça-feira, 24 de maio de 2011
Um grito a dois: Khalo
Also known as The Flying Bed, this is arguably the most painful self portrait that Frida Kahlo ever painted. Not only had she just suffered her second miscarriage, she was also beginning to realize that she could never carry a pregnancy to term. Additionally, these physical and emotional agonies had to be faced in a foreign city that she detested, and in which she felt completely estranged.
This picture is entitled "A Few Small Nips" by Frida Kahlo. Inspired by a newspaper report about an unfaithful woman murdered by jealously, Frida created this work. A drunken man threw his girlfriend on a cot and stabbed her 20 times. However, he claimed that he only gave her "a few small nips". Frida's sorrow and anger is eminated in this painting after she found out her husband was cheating on her with her sister. The viewer can feel the physical and emotional pain that Frida experienced. This picture is graphic and grotesque making the viewer want to know more about the story behind the painting. To many viewers, this piece of art may not seem beautiful but art does not have to have certain conditions for it to be beautiful. Beauty is personal.