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Fantasia

Frida Kahlo

Museo Dolores Olmedo

Museo Dolores Olmedo

Fantasy is a drawing made by Frida when she was in the hospital for her patron Eduardo Morillo. It seems to reflect a moment of idleness, as the patient contemplatively observes a clock that marks the slowness of time, which for Frida, however, sometimes meant agony.
The cracked landscape culminates in two mountain-breasts, corresponding to a mountain-face whose features show a trace of pain. The eye-clock weeps a rain that floods the earth, while the veined leg above offers a clue to the origin of Frida’s discomfort at the moment: her right leg, which was causing her ever greater physical pain.
Frida made the following commentary on this drawing: “Surrealism is the magical surprise of finding a lion in the closet where you wanted to get a shirt.” In fact, this drawing is considered more symbolic than surrealist.

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  • Title: Fantasia
  • Creator: Frida Kahlo
  • Location: México
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Banco de México. Fiduciario en el Fideicomiso relativo a los Museos Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo

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