Two Women (Portrait of Salvadora and Herminia), 1929 Frida Kahlo

Two Women (Portrait of Salvadora and Herminia) 1929 Frida Kahlo

This Frida painting represents two native Mexican ladies. Frida was influenced by Diego Rivera after her marriage, especially the nativist faith she shared with other post-revolutionary Mexican artists and intellectuals. Both were obsessed with dance, theater, and native Mexican music. Frida is the first woman in Mexican art to wear traditional regional garb. As a couple, they also collected numerous native visual arts in indigenous forms. With this influence, his painting style also changed. Frida admitted that she began to paint things that her husband Diego liked and that as a result he admired and loved her. In this painting, Frida was following in the footsteps of Diego Rivera to depict native indigenous ladies with strong, haunting faces that remind the viewer of Paul Gauguin’s Tahitian Women. In Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia), 1929, he painted the background with a wall of foliage that was born out of his veneration for Henri Rousseau.

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