Louisiana Modern

Frida Kahlo – Autorretrato con collar de espinas y colibrí - Self-portrait with a Necklace of Thorns and a Hummingbird (1940)

SKU: LA-104044-FJ-OH
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Exhibition poster with work by Frida Kahlo, Autorretrato con collar de espinas y colibrí (1940)—in English, Self-portrait with thorn necklace and Hummingbird (1940). The poster is published in connection with the exhibition, Fantastic Women in Louisiana, in 2020.

Mexican Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is called one of the world's finest portrait painters and her Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (1940) is often seen as one of the most central expressions of Kahlo's portrait art.

The image conveys Kahlo's deep interest in nature and Mexican folklore, and at the same time Kahlo's strength, will and resilience in the face of a life of eternal pain, which her self-portraits often interpret: Frida Kahlo contracted polio at the age of 6 and became lame on one leg. She was involved in a violent traffic accident at the age of 18, became childless and went through a long series of operations.

But even though the hummingbird is dead and blood drips from its neck, like images of both mental and physical pain, the gaze is still firm and clear. And perhaps also patiently and persistently: "I never painted my dreams. I painted my own reality", Frida Kahlo has said.

Self-portrait with thorn necklace and hummingbird has been exhibited all over the world and is one of the 55 self-portraits Frida Kahlo painted out of a total of 143 works. The self-portrait is currently on display at the Ransom Center at the University of Austin, Texas.
  • Brand:louisiana-modern
  • Country: Printed in Denmark
  • SKU: LA-104044-FJ-OH
  • Material: Printed on strong, matte paper.
  • Dimensions:33.1" x 23.4" (A1)

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