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Frida, Freud, and the surrealist connection

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Surrealism developed as a response to social, personal and psychological experiences of writers and artists at the beginning of the twentieth century. While seeking a deeper understanding of consciousness, painters like Frida Kahlo used metaphor derived from their own lives to represent internal struggles, emotions and personal awareness that reflected the philosophy of psychoanalysis. The portrayal of the self, femininity, sexuality, nature and cultural heritage impregnated Kahlo's paintings, placing her in a unique and organic position amidst other surrealist painters.

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  • 2003
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  • 2003-01-01
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