The painting “Two Fridas” was written in 1939. The artist wrote herself. Materials for writing the work served as canvas and oil, the size of the canvas is 173 to 173 centimeters. Currently, the picture is stored in Mexico City, in the Museum of Modern Art.
The difficult fate of Frida Kahlo, the author of the picture, left an imprint on her art. Reality appears to us on her canvases painful, refracted, surreal. Frida creates her own reality, fleeing into it from real life and experiences, hiding from adversity and numerous diseases. Probably, to some extent, painting was for Frida Kahlo a healing tool to help throw out what was stored in her soul. To some extent, Frida, from her own canvases, was for herself an imaginary friend.
Take a look at the painting “Two Fridas”. On it, two women in festive attire are sitting, holding hands. Both women have the same face. Their breasts shine through, revealing bright red hearts with incised arteries to the viewer. In the hands of one of the women scissors, and her snow-white dress sprinkled with blood. In the background thick clouds blacken.
A gloomy picture, but the reason for writing it was not the most pleasant: Frida wrote it under the impression of a break with her husband. Diego River was also a Mexican artist, and their relationship was stormy and vibrant, and it was very difficult for a woman to survive the separation. Kahlo said that Diego was in love with one Frida, and she became another, and depicts both Fried in this picture. One of them is Mexican, another European, which can be judged by their dresses.
The painting “Two Fridas” is filled with pain, but, at the same time, it has great artistic value. Memorable images, power of influence, symbolism – all this makes it a real work of art.