Four Inhabitants of Mexico City Painting by Frida Kahlo was a 18.75x12.75 inch oil on metal painting created in 1938. The painting was displayed once under the title: The Square is Theirs.
A small Mexican/Indian girl in Tehuana dress sits sucking her finger surrounded by a cast of characters including a large male Judas wearing overalls, a straw man riding a straw donkey, a pregnant Pre-Colombian fertility idol, and a clay skeleton. All these creatures have shadows, the only painting by Fredia that contains them. They all are inside a large arena with multiple buildings lining the area.
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The Judas represents the male ego, large, aggressive and full of macho intentions (Possibly Diego Rivera) and the next to him is a womanly representation of a passive life giving creator. The skeleton represents life and death while the straw man represents the fragility of the Mexican way of life. The small child represents maybe Frida as the child is ignored by the other inhabitants and feels lost and abandoned.
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The plaza is emptybecause too much revolution has left Mexico empty.