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The Love Embrace of the Universe, the Earth (Mexico), Myself, Diego, and Señor Xolotl

The Love Embrace of the Universe, the Earth (Mexico), Myself, Diego, and Señor Xolotl, 1949
The Love Embrace of the Universe, the Earth (Mexico), Myself, Diego, and Señor Xolotl (1949) Oil on masonite

The Love Embrace holds many layers of entwining embraces. The twofold face of the Universe, the light and dark background of planets and ethereal fog, is holding a murkier Earth (Mexico), whose breasts are lactating. The Earth (Mexico), with all her vegetation, is subsequently holding Frida Kahlo. Continuing further, Frida is then holding a nude Diego Rivera, whose forehead contains a third eye. This is a peculiar painting simply with these many different inclusions of subject material.

As one looks at this painting in comparison to Kahlo’s other works, one can clearly spot similarities throughout the canvas. Many art critics have contended that The Love Embrace portrays several of Frida’s life struggles, including but not limited to: womanhood, infertility, and, Diego Rivera.

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