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Lola Álvarez Bravo, Mexican, (1907–1993)
Frida with Dry Tree Branches, Coyoacan, 1943
Gelatin silver print on paper
8 x 10 in. (20 x 25 cm)

Object Type: Photography
Technique: Gelatin silver Process
Credit Line: Purchase, Scripps Collectors' Circle
Accession Number: 2017.4.3

Many of Bravo's photographs depict her friendship with another famed Mexican woman artist: Frida Kahlo. While many artists have attempted to document Kahlo’s vivacious personality and distinctive appearance in snapshots, Alvarez Bravo has clearly succeeded in capturing her in a very serene and intimate moment that evokes Kahlo’s inner self. Kahlo is observed gazing off into the distance, perhaps even unaware of the camera’s presence. Kahlo’s relaxed demeanor highlights the depth of trust and friendship between the two artists.

Madeline Helland, SCR '18

This piece was printed in the 1990s.

See also 2013.3.1

Signed by Bravo in blue ink, verso

gelatin silver print on paper

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