The Two Fridas

Las Dos Fridas


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Completion Date: 1939

Style: Naïve Art (Primitivism)

Genre: self-portrait

Technique: oil

Material: canvas

Dimensions: 173.5 x 173 cm

Gallery: Museum of Modern Art Mexico City, Mexico

Tags: famous-people, Frida-Kahlo, female-portraits, disease-and-treatment

Created at the same time as her to divorce to Diego Rivera, The Two Fridas is Kahlo’s largest painting. It is believed to be a painting depicting her deep hurt at losing her husband. One Frida sits on the left of the painting; this sis the Frida that was rejected by Rivera, Her blouse is ripped open, exposing her broken and bleeding heart. The Frida to the right, the one that Rivera still loves, has a heart that is still whole. She holds a small portrait of Rivera in her hand. After her death, this small portrait of Rivera was found amongst Kahlo’s belongings, and is now on display at the Museo Frida Kahlo in Mexico.

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References
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