Saturday, June 14, 2014

Homage to Frida Kahlo - Sun and Life by k Madison Moore Interior painting


Sun and Life - Homage to Frida Kahlo
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Painting with The Masters
Art within Art Series
16 x 20 Interior Oil Painting on Canvas
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This is a painting that I started some time ago and was recently reminded to finish it and I am so glad. I painted it in a larger format as I had a lot to say in this piece. I will be doing more larger paintings for many of my future works and will be using more elements an details. I loved using all these southwestern bright colors and of course mixing prints
The idea of all this fruit and juicy watermelons came from one of Frida’s paintings. She must have really loved watermelon as much as it is present in her work.  A couple of Margarita’s on a chilly afternoon in front of the fireplace, kicked off her boots and cuddled up.




I inserted Frida into my impression of her painting 
Sun and Life.
I found this such an interesting and deep felt painting by Frida and I am happy that I included it in this composition.
There is such beauty, yet a sadness to some of Frida’s works and she surely had a way of expressing her deepest feelings.
Obviously not being able to bear children was a constant in her life so is portrayed in many of her paintings.

"Sun and Life
As a result of a terrible bus accident at age 18, Frida was unable to have children. Her obsession with fertility was often the subject of her paintings. In this painting,  ( on the back wall  and below) the life-giving sun is surrounded by plants in the form of erupting male penises and female wombs. 
This painting also reveals Frida's sadness over her infertility as shown by the weeping sun and fetus.
There is such beauty, yet a sadness to some of Frida’s works and she surely had a way of  expressing her deepest feelings.
Obviously not being able to bear children was a constant in her life so is portrayed in many of her paintings.
Sun and Life by Frida Kahlo 1947




This is to give an idea of the approx. size with a floater frame.




Frida Kahlo de Rivera \ born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calder├│n; July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954) was a  Mexican painters who is best known for her self-portraits.
Kahlo's life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home known as the Blue House. She gave her birth date as July 7, 1910, but her birth certificate shows July 6, 1907; Kahlo had allegedly wanted the year of her birth to coincide with the year of the beginning of the  Mexican Revolution so that her life would begin with the birth of modern Mexico. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and  indigenous tradition and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.

Kahlo had a volatile marriage with the famous Mexican artist  Diego Rivera. She suffered lifelong health problems, many caused by a traffic accident she survived as a teenager. Recovering from her injuries isolated her from other people, and this isolation influenced her works, 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.

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