Frida Kahlo, The Wounded Deer, 1946
This incredibly surreal painting references both her personal injuries and her inner turmoil and suffering. Though she is calm, gazing out at the viewer, her deer body also has been shot in the leg.
People often label Frida as a “surrealist,” and with a painting like this, it’s pretty easy to see why. She, however, objected to this, stating that she “painted her own reality.”
Yeah, girl, you go.