The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-portrait - Pages 58 to 83 Summary & Analysis

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Pages 58 to 83 Summary and Analysis

A drawing depicts two bull's heads facing opposite directions. The minotaur, half-man and half-bull creature from Greek mythology, is a Surrealist icon borrowed by Picasso, representing "unleashed brutality" (pg. 224.) Kahlo plays with the idea of the hybrid or the hermaphrodite. She enjoys images of two creatures merging into one. One face looks left at the profile of a woman, while the other looks right at a broken-up figure of Kahlo, which is labeled "I am Disintegration."

Kahlo next depicts a multi-limbed monster made out of nude women and random sexual organs. It is interesting to note that "Kahlo's nude women are virtually never shown as objects of desire" (pg. 225.)

Next, in a nod to Picasso's multiple perspective style, Kahlo draws a self-portrait from both the front and side. To Lowe, the face "masks pain." There are symbols around the...

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