Self-Portrait Along the Border Line between Mexico and the United States, 1932 Frida Kahlo

Self-Portrait Along the Border Line between Mexico and the United States 1932 Frida Kahlo

In this painting by Frida Kahlo called Self-Portrait Along the US-Mexico Border Line, Frida expressed where her soul belongs. At the time, Diego Rivera was working on the mural for the Detroit Institute of the Arts, yet Frida was quite a long way from her hometown, the ancient rural civilization of Mexico. In this painting, Frida is wearing a sweet pink dress and lace gloves. As in her other self-portraits, her nipples peek out from under the dress. His face has a mischievous expression. As a manifestation of his defiance, he held a cigarette in his right hand. On the other hand, he held a narrow Mexican flag, which is a symbol of his fidelity to his home country. Frida was immutable on a cairn. On the stone, which marks the border between the United States and Mexico, was engraved “Carmen Rivera painted her portrait in 1932 \”. She used her first name and her husband’s last name.

It is a suggestion that she feels she is always pretending to be correct with her slightly flawed English. Or maybe you use that name because it appears in some of the newspapers. Diego Rivera once introduced Frida to Detroit journalists using his clumsy Anglo-Saxon: “Her name is Carmen.” In the background of this painting you can see a sun and a quarter moon both in the clouds and create a ray of luminosity when they touch. In contrast to that, in the right place of this oil, which is the United States, I could hang a single that is formed by the fumes of four chimneys labeled Ford. On the Mexican flank, there is a partially ruined pre-Columbian monument. While the United States has rich skyscrapers, Mexico has pre-Columbian fertility idols, a skull and a pile of junk. At the bottom of the table, Mexico has extravagant vegetation with white cribs, while the United States only has a few machines with black electrical cables.

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