Inspiration 2

Revisiting artists that I studied at school and university, Frida Kahlo and Henri Matisse. Both used colour and symbolism in very different ways.

Icarus - Henri Matisse -1947

The Two Fridas - Frida Kahlo - 1939
Some say this painting represents Kahlo's dual heritage. According to Kahlo's friend it was inspired by paintings such as "The Two Sisters" by Theodore Chassériau. Kahlo suffered from bouts of ill health, stemming from an accident when she was 18. This caused her to be isolated from other people at times, and so she tended to paint self portraits as she is the "subject she knows best". She often uses symbolism in her work and her pieces usually have a surreal element.

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