Self-portrait in a Velvet Dress by Frida Kahlo
This illustration, Self-Portrait in a Velvet Dress, is one of Frida Kahlo’s earlier portraits. This portrait involved emotional turmoil on the other hand to show himself with his other illustrations. He used this illustration as a love banner to regain the affection of his lover. She began working on this illustration in terms of the summer of 1926 when her association with Alexander is turning sour because Alexander thinks she is too progressive. She wrote him missives and promised that he would be a better person to deserve it. And when he finished this portrait in September 1926 he wrote a note to: “In a few moments the portrait will be in your home. Forgive me for sending you without a fence. I implore you to put it in a low place where you can see it as if you were looking at me”.
In this self-portrait in a Velvet Dress, Frida is wearing a red ratchet teddy dress and looks like a princess in it. She sent it to Alexander and hoped he would remember her. This painting worked: after Alexander received this resentment, they were attached again. But he went to Europe in March 1927 because his generators don’t want him near Frida. She wrote many metallic after they broke up and in those obituaries she lit up herself with her Self-portrait in a plush dress, calling it “your ‘Boticeli. And just a few months after throwing herself back to Mexico, she wrote the letter in antecedent to this portrait:” You can’t imagine how secret it is to wait for you, serenely as in the mirror. ” It was notorious that Frida hoped that her self-portrait had the mysterious permission that her appreciation may be replenished.
Self-portrait 1926 in a Velvet Dress painting
In the painting we see a young and very thin woman; she has a very serious and austere look, a straight posture, an elegant but discreet pose. Her hairstyle is simple, without decorations or details, and the artist paid little attention to her dress: Frida mainly sought to capture her image, her face, her eyes. The dark sea in the background of the painting brings movement, speaks of internal changes, of overcoming. There is still no Mexico, no Diego, no politics, no plants with their roots and fruits, no symbolic animals. Just Frida.