Marxism Will Give Health to the Sick, 1954 Frida Kahlo

Marxism Will Give Health to the Sick 1954 Frida Kahlo
  • Title: Marxism Will Give Health to the Sick
  • Date: 1954
  • Physical dimensions: 30″ x 24″
  • Type: Painting
  • Painting technique: Oil on masonite
  • Frida Kahlo Museum
  • Coyoacán, Mexico

Frida Kahlo was trying to rest the revolution by fostering a political view in her struggle during the last years of her vivacity. This image is one of those that Frida embraces the utopian belief that she, and everyone else on this planet, can be freed from resentment and torture and saved by political hopes. In this illustration, she was wearing her leather corset and was standing against the divided background, which has the portion representing peace and good things and the other is threatened with evil and offense. She is being healed by two huge hands, which are symbols of Marxism. In her own hands, she held a red copy of Marxism and got rid of her crutches. She later commented on this vignette:

“For the first time, I am not crying any more “

Frida Kahlo

This illustration, Marxism Will Give Health to the Sick, was one of the last portraits of her and was never finished. The original label for this cartoon was this: “Peace on Earth so that Marxist science can overcome the sick and slaves by Yankee criminal capitalism”.

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