The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-portrait - Pages 84 to 107 Summary & Analysis

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Pages 84 to 107 Summary and Analysis

Kahlo creates an "Eyesaurus," or a green beast with a large unicorn-like horn, whose "composite form and name recall the many creatures that populate Pre-Columbian myths" (pg. 237.)

Kahlo next draws her right foot. Since 1932, this foot has been "plagued with trophic ulcers" (pg. 238.) The way she colors the outline of the foot makes it look bloated and deformed. Below the foot is a phoenix-like creature engulfed in flames, perhaps Kahlo's promise to herself that she would rise above the pain of her foot. In the next drawing, an angel appears to be surrounded by celestial stars, but upon closer inspection the stars are spermatozoa.

In the next entry, Kahlo talks about pain, which is a common theme. She offers that "tragedy is the most ridiculous thing 'man' has but I'm sure that animals suffer, and yet they do not...

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