Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

In the self-portrait of Frida Kahlo with cropped hair ? 1940; the imagery is so odd that it evokes an almost dream like setting; Frida Kahlo gazes out expressionless, with a mask like stare. Usually known for her native Mexican costumes of long ruffled skirts and embroidered blouses, and for weaving ribbons, flowers and jewels into her crown of braids, here Frida Kahlo appears in a baggy mans suit with her hair cut off (MoMA). She appears weak. Her arms are limp and her hands barely hold a pair of scissors and a strand of hair the evidence of her self-destruction. The fresh-cut strands float and squirm in her barren surroundings, entwining themselves around her chair. Its almost as if her energy has been exhausted from her body and into her loose strands of hair. By rejecting the trappings

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