First Impressions are not Always the Same from Second Impressions She was miserable. As miserable Kahlo was she started to become desperate. The bus crash is what turned her life around. She lost the love of her life Alejandro. He was gone and Frida would always have a face full of tears until she met another love of her life. This guy was truly everything Frida wanted. He was a guy who would love painting more than life even more than Frida. His name was Diego Rivera. Diego was an amazing painter and only drew what was on his mind. Although, Diego would always leave on trips for his paintings and he would be with other women. When Frida finally found out that Diego was cheating on her she was ultimately crushed and she thought her life was the absolute worse to live. A horrible lifestyle she had, but it’s unanimous it would eventually get worse. My first interpretation of Frida Kahlo from looking at her painting was that she was a strong person to achieve hope from having a child which was painted in the picture. Kahlo’s painting, “The Love Embrace of the Universe”, has Frida Kahlo holding a baby. The baby represents Diego because of how immature he is towards Kahlo after he has an affair. Also, the baby represents how Kahlo wasn’t able to have her own child because when she was pregnant from Diego she was forced to have an abortion because of the bus accident. In addition, my first impression of the painting was that she saw the universe through her eyes, but I learned how Kahlo drew the painting as the universe revolves around her and it’s the pain the earth goes through just to survive and live the next day. She shows that her love of nature meant that having many hardships lead to having faith. Even though her misery is increasing her faith is also increasing as well. She learned that when life throws you down to the ground you have to try and make the most of it and get up and become the strongest person you could ever be. Based on this information, Frida was facing tough hardships. Frida has yet to discover her faith. Many readers are enlightened to the fact that having many struggles in life leads to having faith. Kahlo was often feeling miserable and what researchers came up with was when you go through hard times you’re going to start relying on god. As readers first thought to believe was that Kahlo kept feeling more and more miserable from the way she drew her love of the universe from her painting. The true meaning behind this was describing her life. The moon and the sun represented her parents. In addition, the unique drawing of Mother Earth as an elegant and majestic woman on the painting shows Kahlo having insecurities that the world is going through tough times. She is making the viewers of the painting as her being the Earth. Being miserable from a bus accident is one thing, but being miserable because you lost your loved ones is just terrible. “The Love Embrace of the Universe” has a drawing of Frida Kahlo holding a baby with a third eye. The first interpretation of the baby was that Kahlo had a child and represented her hardships and struggles of life. Also, the third eye on the baby represents diversity. All humans in this world have one thing in common and that’s diversity. Although, from learning about Kahlo’s life from “Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo” the baby is actually the love of Kahlo’s life. Diego Rivera represents the baby in the painting. Diego was a huge burden on Kahlo because he was cheating on her and Kahlo found out and called Diego a baby. In addition, the baby represents how she was pregnant from Diego. She wanted a baby, but because of the bus accident she was forced to have an abortion. The book described how she wasn’t able to have a child because of the horrific accident that occurred to her. Kahlo was a caring person. What also brought more to her misery was that she wasn’t able to have that baby. That ultimately crushed her, but...
Cited: Herrera, Hayden. Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo. New York: Harper & Row, 1983.
The Love Embrace of the Universe, the Earth (Mexico), Diego, Me and Senior
Xolotl. 1949. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Eugenio Riquelme.
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