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Psicologia: teoria e prática

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NOGUEIRA, Eduardo Bernardes  and  MELLO NETO, Gustavo Adolfo Ramos de. Frida Kahlo: consideration about the trauma and the reinvention of the body. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2016, vol.18, n.2, pp. 34-45. ISSN 1516-3687.

This article aims to comprehend the relation between the body and the trauma in the life and work of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. We adopted as an object of analysis, psychoanalytical analysis, the self-portraits of Frida Kahlo - more precisely The broken column (1944). We used, from the point of view of the method, the idea of psychoanalysis extra-walls or extra clinic, which relaties to studies in which it is analyzed does not come directly from the clinic but the culture. We treated what we supposed being traumas of Frida Kahlo as a reconstruction of the sexual body throw art. A bus accident ate the age of 18 seems to reactivated the trauma of poliomyelitis that take place at 6 years old, returned to the artist the problem of a fragile body. In this sense, her artwork appears as a way to deal with the trauma at the same time that simulated the body, locus of the origin of sexuality.

Keywords : Frida Kahlo; trauma; psychoanalysis; body; art.

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