A visit to Frida Kahlo’s exhibition “Votive Painting Offering Thanks to the Holy Trinity Following a Car Accident”, 1920-30

(Program notes from Brooklyn Museum February 2019 Exhibition on Frida Kahlo) – Votive Painting Offering Thanks to the Holy Trinity Following a Car Accident, 1920-30 Oil on metal, Banco de México Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust

“Kahlo particularly sought out paintings depicting road accidents, and even altered an existing votive painting to reflect her own experience. Here, a man’s legs are injured beneath the wheels of a car.”

“Kahlo buscaba con particular interés pinturas que representaran accidentes viales, y llegó inclusa a alterar pinturas votivas existentes para reflejar su propia experiencia. Aquí, las piernas de un hombre son heridas bajo las ruedas de un carro.”

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