Frida Painting Compared To A Poet English 111 Essay

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Last Name 1
Last Name 2
Savannah Queen
Elizabeth Morrison
English 111
10/08/18
Frida & Baca
I chose a painting called “Broken Column” it was created by Frida Kahlo in 1944 shortly after she had had spinal surgery to correct on-going problems which had resulted from a serious traffic accident when she was eighteen years old. This painting includes the themes of isolation, a broken body, and intense suffering and pain. I also chose a poem called “Who Understands Me but Me” wrote in 1990. Baca was abandoned at the age of two. Baca lived on the streets and got thrown in jail for drug possession. In the poem he is speaking to himself when he began writing in jail, but later he spoke to the world about his past struggles’ hardships.
Kahlo was 18 years old when she was involved in a horrific traffic accident in which an iron rod pierced her abdomen; right foot was crushed; two vertebrae were fractured; as well as several other bones; including eleven fractures in her right leg. As she recovered in a full body cast her mother brought her a small lap easel and began painting self-portraits. Frida was trapped in her own body she felt as she couldn’t escape. The nails are stuck into her face and whole body. A split in her torso which looks like an earthquake fissure. In the background is the earth with dark ravines. At the beginning she paint herself nude but later covered her lower part up with something looks like a hospital sheet.
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