Henry Ford Hospital (The Flying Bed), 1932 Frida Kahlo

Henry Ford Hospital (The Flying Bed) 1932 Frida Kahlo

In this painting, Frida represents herself in Henry Ford Hospital, lying in the hammock naked with death and bleeding. As in Four Inhabitants of Mexico, this painting has a highly intimate sphere. The group squirms and the litter leans over, adding to the surprise of helplessness and disconnection. The discomfort manifested itself with the phase in which he painted his pumping: from the waist up he turns towards the viewer; from the waist down there is rotation.

This gum resin is a mirror of what Frida felt when she had a spontaneous failure at Henry Ford Hospital. There are six targets flying at your more or less. A male spawn who is the son of her and Diego who has longed to take a mortgage. The failure is based on a therapist encyclopedia. An orchid looks like a uterus. The trunk holds it against the red plates and they look like umbilical ties.

The snail is the gallon of the cachaça of the operation. This dyeing is even the first print that Frida used on sheet metal as a stringer. Diego Rivera wanted to favor Frida’s state of mind after the spontaneous failure and encouraged her to try dyeing on preserved walls. He suggested that he paint the years of his age if he couldn’t find anything to vitrify. This tincture mixes existence and megalomania and is portrayed in such a simple primitive demeanor.

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