Coconuts, 1951 - by Frida Kahlo
In this still life painting, also in a similar painting painted that year (Weeping Coconuts) the coconut is given some personality like a human being and is sobbing. Presumably symbolizing her passionate state at the time, or, possibly an impression of her pity over the loss of her capacity to paint in the exact way for which she was well known. The quality, details and organization of this painting are to some degree reduced as it is in Weeping Coconuts. The shades are dull, not the common splendid striking colors that Kahlo would typically use. No flags, no commitments, no political message...just a common "back to nature" still life painting...probably painted only to kill the time.