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Frida Kahlo: Spina Afico And The Great Depression

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This picture that was made by an artist name Frida Kahlo, who was born on July 6, 1907, in her parents ' house known as La Casa Azul(The Blue House), in Coyoacan. At the time, Coyoacán was a small town on the outskirts of Mexico City. Kahlo contracted polio at age six, which left her right leg thinner than the left; she disguised this later in life by wearing long skirts or trousers. To help her regain her strength, her father encouraged her to exercise and play sports. She took up bicycling, roller skating, swimming, boxing, and wrestling, despite the fact that many of these activities were then reserved for boys. It has been conjectured that she was born with spina bifida, a congenital condition that could have affected both spinal and…show more content…
Along with the job crisis and food shortages that affected all U.S. workers, Mexicans and Mexican Americans had to face an additional threat: deportation. As unemployment swept the U.S., hostility to immigrant workers grew, and the government began a program of repatriating immigrants to Mexico. Immigrants were offered free train rides to Mexico, and some went voluntarily, but many were either tricked or coerced into repatriation, and some U.S. citizens were deported simply on suspicion of being Mexican. The Great Depression was the deepest and longest-lasting economic downturn in the history of the Western industrialized world. In the United States, the Great Depression began soon after the stock market crash of October 1929, which sent Wall Street into a panic and wiped out millions of investors. Over the next several years, consumer spending and investment dropped, causing steep declines in industrial output and rising levels of unemployment as failing companies laid off workers. The Great Depression had devastating effects in countries both rich and poor. Personal income, tax revenue, profits and prices dropped, while international trade plunged by more than 50%. Unemployment in the U.S. rose to 25% and in some countries rose as high as 33%. By 1933, when the Great Depression reached its nadir, some 13 to 15 million Americans were unemployed and nearly half of the country’s banks…show more content…
The sun’s mouth is bleeding because of three dripping red lines coming from the sun’s mouth like blood. This may show Frida’s pain as a result of the misery and death in her county. Next to the sun, the moon is in another cloud with a similar sad representation. Between them, another red line, like a ray or something remembering the terrible situation in Mexico. Under these elements and the sky, an antique Mayan or Aztecan ruin symbolizes the ancestry of the Mexican people. The skull relevant; it signifies war, assassination, and the pain suffered by the Mexican nation. Also, the rocks, ancient sculptures, and religious objects characterize the traditions of Frida’s ancestors. Lastly, typical flowers, wild plants, and some corn are on the floor. Of course, they represent the natural, colorful, and beautiful spirit of the Mexican country. In contrast, on the right, Frida painted the United States with other components. For example the sky is covered by smoke that is enveloping the American flag. Therefore it corresponds to the pollution caused by the industrialization of the country. There are skyscrapers that characterize the development, luxury, and advantages of the U.S. The industrial technology is also denoted with things such as a megaphone, speaker, and a