August 23, 2010 § Leave a comment
Frida Kahlo’s paintings often include nature elements, particularly animals such as monkeys, birds, and, like in this painting, deer. In The Little Deer – 1946, Kahlo really draws a connection between humans and animals when she paints her own head onto the body of a wounded deer. I have interpreted this painting to be symbolic of the animalistic nature of pain. She has been wounded and feels pain just as any other creature might experience.
“I change shapes just to hide in this placeBut I’m still, I’m still an animalNobody knows it but me when I slip”
– A song by Mike Snow