Faculty Advisor

Samson, M. David.

Abstract

Surrealism developed as a response to social, personal and psychological experiences of writers and artists at the beginning of the twentieth century. While seeking a deeper understanding of consciousness, painters like Frida Kahlo used metaphor derived from their own lives to represent internal struggles, emotions and personal awareness that reflected the philosophy of psychoanalysis. The portrayal of the self, femininity, sexuality, nature and cultural heritage impregnated Kahlo's paintings, placing her in a unique and organic position amidst other surrealist painters.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Major

Technical, Scientific and Professional Communication

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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