The Mask, La Mascara, Frida Kahlo.






Frida Kahlo, Mexico, 1907-1954.



From the page: “Many of Frida’s self-portraits suggest that the face shown in the painting is in fact just a mask behind which her true feelings are hidden.
In this painting this principle is reversed; a papier-mache mask shows the feelings which Frida’s face does not otherwise reveal.
Here, Frida hides behind a weeping purple-haired mask that expresses her feeling of craziness…the real Frida watches us through holes in the mask’s eyes.”





A weeping mask for an always stoic face.



‘La Mascara’, ( the mask), 1945.








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