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.