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I’ve always had a fascination with Frida Kahlo. She was not a classic beauty by any means, but there is a depth and intensity to her portraits that draw me in and ask many questions. Is there beauty within or am I just seeing the pleasure side of pain. Frida suffered lifelong health problems. Many of her health problems were the result of a traffic accident she survived as a teenager. Recovering from her injuries isolated her from other people and this isolation influenced her art, many of which are self-portraits of one sort or another. Kahlo suggested, “I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.” She also stated, “I was born a bitch. I was born a painter.” Maybe I am attracted to bitches or painters or painters who are bitches. 😉 Or maybe I see a bit of myself in her as I know great physical pain and the obsession to create constantly…enough to drown it out. Whatever the reason….I see immense beauty in her face and her work. I know I am not alone in my fascination as she is one of my BEST sellers.
Learn more about my tribute to Frida Kahlo here:
I love this portrait. It is a very interesting effect that compliments your blog post well. I learn new things every day from your blog. I really enjoy following it.
Perhaps those who suffer seek relief through beauty….
Reblogged this on Meghan aka FireBonnet and commented:
I found out something new today about Frida Kahlo by reading a blog by a terrific artist, Sharon Cummings (her portrait of Frida is phenomenal!). The reason I find it so intriguing is the connection between suffering and art… my first reaction to reading Sharon’s blog is that perhaps when the artistic person suffers, they reach for the expression of beauty simply to relieve the pain. I know from my own experience (I suffer from bi-polar disorder) I am faced with a choice each day … feel bad, or feel better. If I choose good feeling thoughts and notice things to appreciate, I turn from a path that could lead to despair to a road lit with joy. I know… way to simple, and I promise I’ll go into that discussion in more detail in future posts. Today I was just struck by Frida, and Sharon’s description (visual and verbal) of her life and how it might relate to mine.
Thank you so much Meghan!
Amazing! I have written about Frida on my blog in relation to her suffering. Her strength, determination, ultimate passion for life, for love….. and dealing with such high levels of pain in that era, simply astounds me.
Thank you for a beautiful (as FireBonnet said: both visual and verbal) interpretation of the loveliness found within a woman whose fierce belief in expressing herself surpassed her pain.
Following and looking forward to more! 🙂
Thank you Shauna!! Sorry I didnt respond sooner…lightening took us out YESTERDAY!
Sherri Of Palm Springs said:
How interesting as always Sharon, the images are done beautifully
Thank you Sherri!
Frida was an amazing woman, you have done her justice with your art!
Thank you so much!
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Thank you Omaste!
I loved your your art style and thank you for your sharing.
Thank you and you are welcome!