Monday, September 12, 2011

'Hand-shaped earring', 2001

This picture is called 'Hand-shaped earring' and was created by Morimura. I chose this particular picture because I think it captures the personality of Frida Kahlo well. Frida Kahlo painted with various bright colors which made her work unique. The background of this picture is dull and it seems that much of the bright colors used in the picture are focused on Frida Kahlo herself. I think this is purposely done to emphasize Frida Kahlo's use of colors through her own work. The use of color along with the thorn necklace around her throat is symbolic of the passion and pain she experienced throughout her life.

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