The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-portrait - Pages 156 to 183 Summary & Analysis

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Pages 156 to 183 Summary and Analysis

Kahlo writes an ode to one of her influences, Hieronymus Bosch, calling him a "wonderful painter" as well as a "fantastic man of genius." She also mentions Brueghel, another Northern painter.

The next image shows a headless and nude woman. Her spinal column is exposed and shattered and she has wings instead of arms. A pigeon is atop this headless monster and writing at the bottom indicates that the "pigeon made mistakes. It made mistakes." This is a line that is repeated on subsequent pages. Perhaps Kahlo regrets that she was born and considers herself a mistake of nature.

Kahlo next writes about the doctors telling her about the need to amputate her leg. She is worried but also feels it would be a sort of relief. She again mentions her love for Diego Rivera.

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