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"I paint self portraits because I am so often alone.
Because I am the subject I know best."

Frida Kahlo may have felt alone, but through her paintings, she has connected with many others. In painting the subject she knows best, she depicts her own personal pain, fear, anguish, loss - as well as deifiance of all these, and even joy. The rest of us marvel at how she can depict our heartbreak, our sadness, our lonliness. It's as if the physical pain that frida was forced to endure gave her the means to depict her feelings so honestly on canvas.

She created a world and invited us in, and I, for one, am greatful.

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