Diego And I, 1949

My art dissertation was on Frida Kahlo. Studying her work I learned it’s literal, she uses it as cathartic therapy. In this piece she has husband Diego Rivera as her third eye, while tears stream down her face. Diego was unscrupulous in their marriage, a notorious cheater who had an affair with her sister and many others. This painting definitely sums up her hurt over their toxic, toxic marriage. Third eyes are powerful, they see the intangible, the hidden, they represent spiritual power. Yet, she is not his third eye. What do you think that says about this painting? While she sees him as a source of power, what does he feel for her? Which toxic lover would you have on your forehead if this painting were about you? Artist: Frida Kahlo