Sunday, December 9, 2007

Frida Kahlo: a Surrealist Vision of Life and Death.

Frida Kahlo's paintings depict her pain and her struggle as an artist. Her paintings portray also a profound aspect in Kahlo as a human and spiritual being. There has been controversy in whether Kahlo is a Surrealist painter or not. As the leading figure of Surrealism Andre Breton says, “Everything leads me to believe that there exists a certain point in the human mind at which life and death, the real and the imaginary, the past and the futrue, the communicable, and the incommunicable, the high and the low cease being perceived as contradiction.”*

*Breton, Andre. Surrealism and Painting. New York: Harpers & Row, 1982.