One of the most iconic paintings by Frida Kahlo is Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird painted in 1940. The thorn necklace cuts into her throat making her bleed and a hummingbird looks dead and lifeless. The painting represents her physical pain and how it held her back. While she didn’t actually wear this necklace, she painted it on herself to express how she felt. Her surrealistic paintings had a lot to do with her feelings, however, she did not consider herself a surrealist. In her mind, she was painting her reality. Her reality was pretty bleak and she must have suffered a lot… I don’t want to go anywhere near this necklace.
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