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About Frida Kahlo's “Love Embrace” Canvas Oil Painting Reproductions Art Frida Kahlo 1907-1954, famous female portrait and self-portrait oil painting artist
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The key to understanding Love Embrace of the Universe, which she painted in 1949, is to understand Frida Kahlo. Frida was many things besides an accomplished artist — revolutionary, lesbian, rebel, communist, bisexual, patriot, lover, wife, disabled person, surrealist, divorcee, cross-dresser, and the “personification of national glory”. Born in 1907 in Coyoacan, a suburb of Mexico City, Mexico, three years before the Mexican Revolution, she often gave the beginning of the Revolution as her date of birth.
     A descendant of Jewish jewelers in Germany, her

father was a sickly artist-photographer. She considered him warm, affectionate, tender and understanding. But she had mixed feelings about her Mexican mother, Matilde Calderon y Gonzalez, a descendant of a Spanish general. She considered her kind but calculating, intelligent but cruel, active but fanatically religious.
     In order to express her deep feelings which were often masked, Frida developed her own system of pictorial language with it's own vocabulary and syntax which she used to create her votive paintings. In her twenties, her art began to lose its European and Italian renaissance influence and to more greatly reflect Mexican folk art.
     Diego Rivera, who married her in 1929, was extremely impressed when he first saw her work: unusual energy of expression, precise delineation of character, and true severity ... fundamental plastic honesty ... a vital sensuality, complemented by a merciless yet sensitive power of observation. It was obvious to me this was an authentic artist.” It is Diego she is holding in her arms in Love Embrace of the Universe.
     Kahlo had mixed feeling about the United States,
Gringolandia”, and this is reflected in her sometimes gruesome art. Although an admirer of American technology she didn't much like the culture: high society here turns me off and I feel a bit of rage against these rich guys here ... having parties day and night
Frida Kahlo, 1907 - 1954.
while thousands and thousands of people are dying of hunger.” She had similar feelings about Europe.
Memorable Quote: “One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness,
for it is usually returned.”
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