She Who Wears the Color. He Who Sees the Color.
About this artwork
Artist Johansen Newman paints a detailed portrait of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. She bases the piece's title on Frida's diary, where she often recorded thoughts about their life together. I took the words literally by painting Diego only in shades of black and white while rendering Frida in full color, says Johansen. Frida's vibrant clothing and jewelry sharply contrast Diego's limited palette. The painting comes with a handmade, embellished wood assemblage frame painted black.