The broken column, 1944 by frida kahlo

The 20th Century (America)

  • The Broken Column, 1944 by Frida Kahlo

    The Broken Column, 1944 by Frida Kahlo
    Pain and suffering is a constant topic in Frida's painting. In this painting, The Broken Column, Frida expressed her anguish and suffering in the most straightforward and horrifying way. The nails are stuck into her face and whole body. A split in her torso looks like an earthquake fissure. A broken column is put in place of her spine. Penetrating from loins to chin, the column looks phallic, and the sexual connotation is all the more obvious because of the beauty of Frida's breasts and torso.