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Frida on Blue

This OOAK (One-of-a-kind) Original Art Card is titled

"Frida on Blue"

ACEO Artist Trading Card Size (2.5" x 3.5")

Mexican painter Frida Kahlo often commented, "I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality." Some critics and biographers argue that such a reality was more a surreal nightmare than reality or dream, for many of Kahlo's two hundred paintings are self-portraits, dealing directly with her battle to survive a horrific accident when she was eighteen years old. As her biographer, Hayden Herrera, noted in Grove Art, the self-portraits "are a kind of exorcism by which she projected her anguish on to another Frida, in order to separate herself from pain and at the same time confirm her hold on reality." Her primitive style and elements of fantasy are immediately recognizable, as is her black-haired subject with the full eyebrows grown almost into one. From Gale.com.

"Frida on Blue" measures standard ACEO Miniature Trading Card Art Size (2.5" x 3.5") Rendered in watercolor pencils and acrylics on bristol paper. Signed on the front, and titled, signed, and dated on the back. --------- Actual colors of art may vary slightly from your monitor. All artwork copyrighted; may not be reproduced; artist retains rights. Comes in a sturdy protective trading card sleeve.

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Emily Reed 26 Aug 2006

Breathtaking portraiture!

Andrew Valentine 10 Jul 2006

Very nice.

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Emilio B. Campo-Diaz 05 Jul 2006

Lovely work, I like it.