Artwork Title: Cuatro Habitantes De La Ciudad De México (Four Inhabitants of Mexico) - Artist Name: Frida Kahlo

Cuatro Habitantes De La Ciudad De México (Four Inhabitants of Mexico)

Frida Kahlo, 1938

In this painting, Frida takes herself as a young kid sitting on the ground sucking her finger and holding on to her skirt, She feels lost because her mother has left her to sit alone. She looks in amazement at the pregnant mud image; the skeleton, also, is in her line of vision. The image, with her broken and repaired head, addresses Mexico's past. Since the fronts of her feet are missing, we know she also stands for Frida, who had various foot operations in the 1930s, one of which (in 1934) involved the loss of parts of the toes on her right foot. Despite the sufficiency of the image, this mother figure is no more empowering than the medicinal guardian in My Nurse and I. Unquestionably, none of the other 3 inhabitants of Mexico takes any notice of Frida. She is connected with them just by her shadow. The square's epic opening and the slant of estrangement must reflect the kid's vision. Four Inhabitants of Mexico is like an... (http://www.fridakahlo.org/four-inhabitants-of-mexico.jsp)
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