The Love Embrace of the Universe, the Earth (Mexico), Myself, Diego and Señor Xólotl (1949)

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The Love Embrace of the Universe, the Earth (Mexico), Myself, Diego and Señor Xólotl (1949) is a self-portrait that celebrates the final resolution of the Riveras’ marriage. Here Frida is the earth mother/Madonna nurturing the baby she could never have – her “Dieguito.” Now she does not need to clasp him tightly, for the couple’s union is sustained by a series of love embraces that roots them in the Mexican earth and in the ancient dark/light duality of a pre-Columbian universe. Even Frida’s itzcuintli dog, Xolotl, is encompassed by this vast interlocking pyramid of love.

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-Stefania

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