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FRIDA KAHLO: An Exploration of Art Themes and Symbols

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Miller, Chelsey Rae
Date
2012
Subject(s)
methodologies; surrealist idea; Mesoamerican influence; symbolism; political ideals; religiousness; spirituality; physical ailments; Diego Rivera; non-portraiture; self-portraits; themes; symbolism; Frida Kahlo
Abstract
This thesis is an exploration of the symbolism and themes in the artwork of Frida Kahlo. It examines and interprets Frida Kahlo's artworks on a more intimate level. The thesis explores the many self-portraits of the artist, as well as considers some additional non-portraiture works by Frida Kahlo. Furthermore the thesis considers Frida Kahlo's work I will examine her within the context of her personal life and how this molded the artist she has come to be known as. I addresses her love life with Mural Artist Diego Rivera, the long battles with her physical ailments, and how this (her personal life) had shaped her work. One the whole the thesis dwells on popular themes such as spirituality, religiousness, and political ideals in Kahlo's work, as well as examines some of the symbolisms in her art, such as Mesoamerican influence and surrealist idea and methodologies.
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