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Las Dos Fridas (Kahlo)

Listed under Works of Art in Mexico City, Mexico.

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Las Dos Fridas, now hanging in the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, was painted by Frida Kahlo in 1939. It shows the juxtaposition of the two sides of her personality; the traditional, very Mexican self and a physically stronger, more contemporary and cosmopolitan version of her self (shown to be protecting the weaker side.) Kahlo began to paint after a near-death bus accident and her work, combining realism, symbolism and surrealism, expressed the personal pain and anguish she suffered. Kahlo has only become a household name in the last 20 years and her life was recently portrayed by Mexican actress Salma Hayek, in Julie's Traynor's epic film 'Frida'.

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