|The Wounded Deer|
|Medium||Oil on Masonite|
|Location||Collection of Carolyn Farb Houston, Texas, U.S.A.|
|Dimensions||8 ¾ x 11 ¾ in
22.4 x 30 cm
|Famous Paintings by Frida Kahlo|
|The Suicide of Dorothy Hale, 1938|
|The Two Fridas, 1939|
|The Bus, 1929|
|The Wounded Deer, 1946|
|The Broken Column, 1944|
|Without Hope, 1945|
This painting is a very important one for Frida Kahlo as it was drawn as a way of venting her disappointment when an operation on her spine did not go well. This took place in 1946. The wounded deer that is depicted in the painting shows the body of a deer, with Frida’s face. There are several arrows in the deer’s body and there is blood coming out of the wounds.
Description of the Painting
The background is a forest with many tree branches and a rather dreary look is derived from the gloomy dark brown tones. The deer is far away from the sky at the further end of the forest enclosure, so as to signify that it is impossible for the deer to reach freedom from the pain. Frida Kahlo used her own pet deer as a model for this painting. The Wounded Deer is an oil on masonite painting.